I have returned to images of the Royal Easter Show, to discuss a story that ran here in the media in March. There was a survey of Year 6 children (roughly aged 12) to determine their understanding of where common products come from.
Three-quarters of those surveyed thought that cotton came from animals. To compound the problem, they thought yoghurt came from plants and just under half of the twelve year olds did not know that cheese, bananas and the ingredients for bread came from farms.
The survey was obviously funded by a primary producer group.
Belying its reputation for wide, open spaces, Australia is one of the more heavily urbanised countries in the world.
So where does wool come from?