Kids & Food

The Lempert Report
April 20, 2022

First insight up today is that kids are less likely than adults to think of farm animals as food. There's a new study that's come out in the social psychology and personality science report that shows that this perspective develops between 11 year olds and adulthoods children see eating meat as less morally acceptable than do adults. Now, this study was done by Luke McGuire of the university of Exeter, and he surveyed 479 people across samples of kids, young adults and adults. And basically what they found is the animal's worth depended on its species and how they felt that the animal is usually treated and how it should be treated. The kids were less likely see a moral hierarchy between humans and animal and less likely to categorize farm animals as food. What that also means is that these kids are much more likely to be anti animal protein than pro plant protein.