>Date: Wed, 6 Sep 95 23:18:48 EDT
>Subject: Where does food come from?
>X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
>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
Elizabeth Ann R. Bird, Ph.D.
Consortium for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, and
Research and Technology Policy Project Leader,
Center for Rural Affairs
3609 Busse St.
Madison, WI 53714