Charles Says Children 'Alarmingly Ignorant' about Food
Growing numbers of children are alarmingly ignorant of the countryside and have no idea where their food comes from, the Prince of Wales warned today.
Charles backed a campaign to reconnect so-called "concrete children", growing up in towns and cities, with the farmland where their food is produced.
He called for more youngsters to learn how to grow their own vegetables.
The Prince of Wales said, "One of the more alarming aspects of recent times is that there appears to have been a growing disconnection of young people from the land.
"This has many consequences, not least that too many children have no idea where their food comes from or how it is grown. We need to change this.
"The way we produce food matters, and we need to explain that the choices people make when they buy food have a direct effect on the social and environmental future of the countryside."
He added, "I am one of those people who feels that what can make the most difference to children is having the chance to grow food themselves. …