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Post by Witness » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:39 am

WaPo wrote:The surprising number of American adults who think chocolate milk comes from brown cows

Seven percent of all American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows, according to a nationally representative online survey commissioned by the Innovation Center of U.S. Dairy.

If you do the math, that works out to 16.4 million misinformed, milk-drinking people. The equivalent of the population of Pennsylvania (and then some!) does not know that chocolate milk is milk, cocoa and sugar.

But while the survey has attracted snorts and jeers from some corners — “um, guys, [milk] comes from cows — and not just the brown kind,” snarked Food & Wine — the most surprising thing about this figure may actually be that it isn’t higher.

For decades, observers in agriculture, nutrition and education have griped that many Americans are basically agriculturally illiterate. They don’t know where food is grown, how it gets to stores — or even, in the case of chocolate milk, what’s in it.

One Department of Agriculture study, commissioned in the early ’90s, found that nearly 1 in 5 adults did not know that hamburgers are made from beef. Many more lacked familiarity with basic farming facts, like how big U.S. farms typically are and what food animals eat.
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Meanwhile, farm groups argue the lack of basic food knowledge can lead to poor policy decisions.

A 2012 white paper from the National Institute for Animal Agriculture blamed consumers for what it considers bad farm regulations: “One factor driving today’s regulatory environment ... is pressure applied by consumers, the authors wrote. “Unfortunately, a majority of today’s consumers are at least three generations removed from agriculture, are not literate about where food comes from and how it is produced.”
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:20 am

I would ask those same authors if they've ever plucked their own chicken. But they might take it the wrong way. Seriously, that 7% number represents folks like me that are smart-asses.

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Imperfect, but you get the drift. :mrgreen:

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Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:59 am

Why the Imperial System is superior:

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Post by Pyrrho » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:26 am

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Post by corplinx » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:07 pm

Lol, I'll be in Birmingham UK for July 4th this year. It feels so wrong.

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Post by Doctor X » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:49 pm

What is wrong about exporting Freedom, corps?

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Grammatron » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:58 pm

corplinx wrote:Lol, I'll be in Birmingham UK for July 4th this year. It feels so wrong.
Paying homage to Benedict Arnold?

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Post by corplinx » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:09 pm

i wish, having to use a private jet instead of fly commercial

which sounds great except i prefer a big jumbo trans-ocean

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Post by Mentat » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:28 pm

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That's a nice seagull you got there, ed!

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