9 May 2000
Kids think spuds grow on trees
POTATOES grow on trees and new potatoes are orange, or at least thats what many children think, according to new research.
A study by the British Potato Council found that 54% of children had no idea what a new potato was, and 52% did not know they grew in the ground, reports the Financial Times.
The BPC has commissioned a bus to tour the country educating youngsters about the spud.
Financial Times 09/05/2000 page 6