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Daria
post Jun 8 2007, 05:59 PM
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Whilst procrastinating at work today, I came across this article on the Beeb's website. Apparently, "...22% of 1,073 adults questioned did not know bacon and sausages originate from farms". Well, call me stupid, but where the hell else would they come from?!
Is this one of those statistics where that 22% answered "from a butchers", but they just fiddled it to make them look stupid? Or are there really people out there who don't know where meat products come from?
I grew up in rural Suffolk, where we would "honk to the piggies" as we went past a field of them wallowing in the mud (a practise, only started after my mum accidentaly pressed the horn as we were going past some once) and where my little brother's first commonly used phrase was "tractor smell" for something resembling silage. My friends live on farms (both arable and livestock), I could tell you what is growing in a field by looking at it, and we buy our veg from a roadside stall. So I guess I could be biased on this subject of people knowing where their food comes from. But it does seem just a leetle ridiculous that parents, let alone their children, can't tell the difference between a cow and a horse ("Some parents see our piebald ponies, which are black and white, and think they're cows"), or that kids don't realise that the ham they are eating actually comes from something that was once alive and had to be killed so they could eat it ("Someone made a remark about the ham coming from pigs, and that horrified the children as they hadn't made the connection.").
Can you guess I'm a vegetarian? tongue.gif

What do you think? Are there really people ignorant as this? How can the problem be solved, or is it even a problem?


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post Jun 8 2007, 08:44 PM
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Oooh! That sounds like fun! Lets give all food their true names! And not in some weird magic True Name way.

Honey becomes bees vomit.
Milk becomes bovine mammary secretions.
Cheese becomes bovine mammary secretions, covered in slowly fermenting lactic acid bacteria!
Bread becomes wheat covered in farting germs.
Meat becomes slowly decomposing animal carcass.
Pepperami is pig arse-sphincter.
Marmite becomes abattoir slurry.

The list goes on and on...

Educate your child TODAY!

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*raises hand* And 90% of our clients actually.

Working in the industry for over six years - I get sacked otherwise.

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That's quite impressive. I was referring to subatomic particles, electromagnetic fields, and the fundamental interaction between them in quantum mechanics. smile.gif


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- Daria   Bacon, from the Bacon animal   Jun 8 2007, 05:59 PM
- - pgrmdave   I can't believe that people really are that ig...   Jun 8 2007, 06:05 PM
- - CheeseMoose   I agree with Dave here, I think the survey was pro...   Jun 8 2007, 07:06 PM
|- - Greeneyes   Honestly, I'm not really sure it's a probl...   Jun 8 2007, 08:16 PM
- - Calantyr   During the Second World War, when all the children...   Jun 8 2007, 07:23 PM
- - sirdudly   QUOTE (Calantyr @ Jun 8 2007, 12:23 PM) M...   Jun 8 2007, 07:48 PM
|- - candice   QUOTE (sirdudly @ Jun 8 2007, 08:48 PM) Q...   Jun 8 2007, 08:29 PM
- - Snugglebum the Destroyer   QUOTE How many people here can describe exactly ho...   Jun 8 2007, 08:32 PM
- - Calantyr   Oooh! That sounds like fun! Lets give all ...   Jun 8 2007, 08:44 PM
|- - CheeseMoose   QUOTE (Calantyr @ Jun 8 2007, 09:44 PM) O...   Jun 9 2007, 09:43 AM
||- - Greeneyes   QUOTE (CheeseMoose @ Jun 9 2007, 10:43 AM...   Jun 9 2007, 05:11 PM
||- - Radaga   QUOTE (CheeseMoose @ Jun 9 2007, 06:43 AM...   Jun 18 2007, 05:46 PM
|- - Sir_Psycho_Sexy   QUOTE (Calantyr @ Jun 8 2007, 09:44 PM) M...   Jun 9 2007, 10:50 AM
|- - Pixiegoth   QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Jun 9 2007, 11:5...   Jun 9 2007, 10:57 AM
- - moop   Veal becomes tortured baby cows (does anyone else ...   Jun 9 2007, 10:18 AM
- - sirdudly   Haggis would be properly labeled if the forums gav...   Jun 9 2007, 05:25 PM
- - Mata   Black pudding still wins the 'most repulsive s...   Jul 7 2007, 10:58 PM
- - Daria   Unfortunately, Mata, unless a fish is line-caught,...   Jul 11 2007, 09:25 AM
- - Mata   QUOTE (Daria @ Jul 11 2007, 10:25 AM) Unf...   Jul 11 2007, 10:04 PM


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