Bacon comes from sheep say teenagers

MANY teenagers think oats grow on trees and bacon comes from sheep, a survey showed yesterday.

Many children and young adults also believe eggs are a key ingredient in bread.

The survey showed 26 per cent of children thought bacon came from sheep, 29 per cent thought oats grow on trees.

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Peter Kendall, president of 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 are grown and the role they play as part of a healthy balanced diet.

"It is critical that children and adults alike understand more about their food."