Cuisine conundrum

A survey carried out by market research companies OnePoll and YoungPoll has revealed that some teenagers believe that oats grow on trees and bacon comes from sheep.

Many youngsters who replied to the survey commissioned for the UK’s Farmhouse Breakfast Week awareness campaign also think that eggs are a key ingredient in bread, while more than a quarter of children questioned thought bacon came from sheep and a further 29 per cent thought oats grow on trees.

Peter Kendall from the National Farmers Union said: “The results show how important it is to teach the adults of tomorrow about the food they eat.

“Everyone should know where primary foods like cereals are grown and the role they play as part of a healthy balanced diet.”