Where does food come from?
Wed, 6 Sep 95 23:18:48 EDT
It's quite common in sustainable agriculture and other circles these days to
lament the lack of knowledge among children (and adults) about where their
food comes from. Typically, this exemplified by reports of children
believing things like "The cereal grows in the cereal box" or "Milk comes
from the supermarket." But usually the report begins with something like
"Kids say that ... " or "People think that ... " I am interested in
examples beginning "I heard a child say that ...," i.e., direct, first-hand
cases. Also, "milk comes from the supermarket" could mean that it comes from
the supermarket on its way to us, not that it originated there.
I'd appreciate hearing first-hand (preferably verbatim) examples of children
or adults who truly do not realize that milk, for example, comes (initially)
from a cow.
School of Nutrition Science and Policy