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 couldn’t be bothered to do the maths, we’ve got you covered, this works out to 16.5 million people who actually believe the chocolate milk they drink comes from brown cows because it turns out the colour of fur changes the biological process of the cows producing milk.
This is not the first time the lack of agricultural intelligence by Americans has been exposed. 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.
Agricultural experts believe nothing has changed, people in America still remain ignorant when it comes to agriculture.
Cecily Upton, co-founder of the nonprofit FoodCorps says “Right now, we’re conditioned to think that if you need food, you go to the store. Nothing in our educational framework teaches kids where food comes from before that point.”
“We still get kids who are surprised that a french fry comes from a potato, or that a pickle is a cucumber,” she said. “… Knowledge is power. Without it, we can’t make informed decisions.”
America fix up, you can not claim to be the most powerful nation on earth yet, a large part of your population doesn’t know pickles start of as cucumbers.
P.S The recipe for chocolate milk is: Milk, Cocoa, Sugar.