A third of young adults in the UK 'don't know bacon comes from a pig'.
They might spread it on toast every morning – but if you ask 16-23 year-olds where butter comes from, many don’t have a clue.
And when it comes to the humble bacon sandwich, a third are unaware its meaty filling comes from a pig – with three per cent believing cows produce it.
A third are also ignorant of where we get our milk and did not know that eggs came from chickens. Fifteen per cent think they came from a crop, a Linking Environment And Farming report says.
Caroline Drummond, chief executive of Leaf, said: “We sometimes hear that our food knowledge may be declining but this research shows how bad the situation has become.
“Three in ten adults born in the nineties haven’t visited a farm in more than ten years, if at all, which is a real shame for our farmers.”
Despite the 2,000 participants being shown a picture of a dairy cow as part of the multiple choice quiz, 59 per cent still failed to say where butter originates.
And the poor results come in spite of 43 per cent saying they know about the origins of the food they eat.