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Where does food come from?


BT
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Story on BBC Breakfast this morning

"New research suggests nearly 1 in 5 of primary school pupils say that fish fingers come from Chicken."

...and 29% of children also think that Cheese comes from plants!

I saw a clip from The Apprentice (don't/wouldn't watch the programme) where one of the participants was holding up a bunch of carrots(with green bits) and asked "What are these?" And these are supposedly potential high flying business people. Makes you despair for the future of this country!!

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lotvic

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Chronos the 2nd, with all these genetically modified agriculture experiments going on I can't be 100% sure of anything anymore :(

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lotvic

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"Cheese comes from plants"

yes, but it can - you can buy Soya Cheese in Tescos and other supermarkets.

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HondaMan

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** If they were made from chicken they would most likely be called Chicken Fingers,

Nah Mate! They're called chicken nuggets!

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BT

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Nah Mate! They're called chicken nuggets!

Chicken Fingers do exist

Birds Eye do actually make 'em

Chicken Fingers

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lotvic

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... and you can get Soya Chicken nuggets.

No wonder if the kids are confused, I know I am.

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john bunyan

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Chicken Fingers do exist

So do Prawn Balls see:

Prawn Balls

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Quickbeam

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Not to be confused with prawns balls which aren't very filling.

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john bunyan

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Bombay Duck is a fish, see: Bombay DuckThat should really confuse them.

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spuds

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'New Research', don't you mean old research that beginning to do the rounds again.

It was noted a few years back when addressing some school pupils, the most used answer was "From a Supermarket", because this was where they saw the product the most, usually stacked on a shelf.

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Dragon_Heart

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When I saw the report my 1st thought was we should have houses with gardens a little larger than a postage stamp from now on.

Don't these children EVER go into the countryside ? Still even if they did all they would be able to see is field after field of oilseed rape :-(

Give me a person who has been to the uni' of life to work for me not one of these who can pass exams but can't think !

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