There is something about the Greenlandic earth that is preventing fungus diseases like mould from attacking and destroying Greenlandic potatoes. This has piqued the interest of Danish researchers, reports Politiken Søndag newspaper.

    ‘If we can identify a bacteria that can inhibit the growth of damaging mould at low temperatures, then we open the possibility of using it to protect potato crops grown in other cold locations, such as Alaska that are plagued by mould. It could lead to treating the potatoes with bacteria before they are put in the ground,’ said Peter Stougaard, associate professor at the Department of Agriculture and Ecology at the University of Copenhagen.