The UN’s executive secretary on biodiversity claims that young people’s fascination with electronic gadgets, video games, TV and the internet is keeping them from learning about nature - and the need to protect it.  He said studies show kids spend 95% of their free time on TV and computers and only 5% outdoors.  He said, “They don’t see how a potato is grown.  They just see potatoes on a shelf in the supermarket”. 

- No they don’t!  They’re in the car listening to their iPod while their mom is in the store looking at the potatoes! 

- Doesn’t “Farmville” on Facebook count? 

- I think kids should learn about potatoes the old fashioned way… buy them a plastic “Mr. Potato Head”.