This is a collection of thoughts and statements about things that annoy me. I am a big, angry man. Hear me roar, or piss off and give me peace.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Clueless, but not hungry

The BBC tells me that kids don't know where pasties and haggis come from.

Not being shy of a pie or two when I was wee aside, I was brought up to know where my food came from by age 8 -

"Of 1,000 children in England aged between eight and 13, 54% did not know pasties come from Cornwall and 57% did not know haggis originates in Scotland."

Consider this along with kids not knowing that chips come from potatoes, and that bacon and sausages come from pigs on farms...

I was going to rant about kids not being taught by their parents about where their dinner comes from, until I realised that the parents are as thick as pigshit as well.

The Beeb ran an article in June telling us that 22% out of the 1073 adults asked did not know that bacon and sausages come from farms... (And they have a cute picture of a bacon roll to be).

If adults don't know where their food is coming from, then there's really not much hope for us. Bring on the Soylent Green.

4 comments:

Fidothedog said...

Might I suggest that rather than soylent green, we could have chav green or maybe illegal migrant green. :-)

Angry Steve said...

Chav green - already pickled with Buckfast and Special Brew...

Migrant green - now that is a spicy meatball!

Shotgun said...

Fuck it just mince all the fuckers and have it in a bolognese.

You'll be telling us next that chow meins chinese for fucks sake...

Shug Niggurath said...

I do remember playing a game with my youngest (she would have been 3 or 4), where we were stood at the fresh meat section of the local Tesco, pointing at various things and seeing if she could tell what they were - she struggled between turkey and chicken...

The real thing I remember about that was this old woman tut-tutting at me.

Kids NEED an association with an cartoon animal from a book and what they eat or else they might well end up eating fucking QUORN