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Potatoes, Earth and Society Features 

Potatoes, Earth and Society

  “The potato is a remarkable plant. It can grow in a wide range of climates and altitudes, it is much more productive than any other staple crop, and its tubers are so nutritious that it is possible for people to live on them alone. It has contributed to changing the course of history in numerous ways, from the rise of the Inca empire, in native Peru, to the wars in Europe of the 17th and 18th centuries and the terrible famine that occurred in Ireland in the middle of…

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