Animal, Vegetable, Mineral5 March 2012
I remember seeing a Jamie Oliver show a couple of years ago when he discovered that so many of the children he was talking to didn’t recognise very common vegetables – onions and potatoes for instance. They’d never seen them in their uncooked states, just as side dishes to hamburgers perhaps,
The papers today are talking about a similar story in Australia – in a recent survey, a quarter of Year 6 students thought that yoghurt is a plant product. And cotton comes from animals.
I’m not making any comments on these findings; I just thought they were interesting. And don’t blame the schools. I didn’t learn what a tomato was at school and I would presume that neither did you.