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Food ‘Ignorance’ At Epidemic Level In U.S.

Here’s a kind of food-related survey you don’t hear about every day. A U.S. Dairy Industry group asked a series of dairy-related questions to a thousand Americans and the results were either humourous or shocking, depending on how you view them. Seems Americans don’t know much about Milk…

Brown Cow - © Hubert Berberich via Wikipedia CommonsChocolate Milk does not come from brown cows.

I couldn’t believe it, but the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy insists that it asked a random sample of Americans questions like, “Where does Chocolate Milk come from?” And the answers they got were nothing short of amazing.

Believe it or not, 48 per cent of those asked had no idea where Chocolate Milk comes from. Just 7 per cent thought a cow was involved, in some way, in the process.

I think we can all agree that the masses can’t be that uninformed. Or can they?

Just to clarify…

Chocolate Milk is Milk with Chocolate mixed in.

It does not come from brown cows.

The farmers do not inject the cows with Chocolate.

Chocolate comes from a bush, not from cows.

Chocolate Milk really is Milk, with Chocolate added.

More to the point…

I wonder what the 1,000 survey subjects had to say about Cheese, Yogurt and Ice Cream?

~ Maggie J.