One in three people young people don't know where eggs come from, results from survey conducted by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) have revealed.
More than 100 people, aged 16-23 were asked to match pictures of food products with their origin in an online poll.
Findings revealed that only 67% knew eggs were produced by hens, while 15% didn't have any idea.
A further 8% of those questioned believed eggs came from wheat, and 1% linked eggs with beef cattle.
The survey, which was commissioned to coincide with the event Open Farm Sunday, highlights the fact that many young people lack a basic understanding about food production.
Caroline Drummond, chief executive for LEAF, said: "We often hear reports that our food knowledge may be declining, but this new research shows how bad the situation is becoming.
"Despite what they think, young adults are clearly becoming removed from where their food comes from.
"Three in 10 adults born in the 1990s haven't visited a farm in more than 10 years, if at all, which is a real shame as our farmers not only play an important role in food production, but are passionate about engaging and reconnecting consumers too."
Organisers of Open Farm Sunday LEAF said that more than 150,000 people took part in this year's event.
It is hoped that such events will give people the chance to find out the story behind their food.