Just now in the cafeteria lunch line at the hospital where I work:
visitor: Succotash? What is succotash? I don't even know what that is!
me: It's a mixture of corn and lima beans
visitor: Oh. I thought it was some kind of vegetable.
me: It is. Corn.......and ......lima beans
visitor: Oh. I meant a vegetable that grows on a plant or something.
I had to walk away.........
Not kidding. Verbatim. Again, middle-aged, well-dressed woman.
Humor aside, WHEN did the American public become SO disconnected from their food supply?
It is heartening that many are waking up, and backyard gardens / urban farming are booming. For most people though, they seem perfectly content to feed themselves and their children an increasingly narrow choice of chemical-laden, GMO foods that are shipped from who-knows-where. AND they never consider those foods may not always be there, in any variety, at any time they want them. (pale, hard 'fresh' tomatoes in winter? Ick)