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History of the Potato

History of the potato

 Potatoes International Potato Center Peru
When potato plants bloom, they send up five-lobed flowers that spangle fields like fat purple stars. By some accounts, Marie Antoinette liked the blossoms so much that she put them in her hair.
Monday, October 24, 2011
The History of the potato Industry in Nebraska
The Nebraska Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) began tracking the potato industry in 1866, a year before statehood. Then, acreage was 5,000;yield was 36 cwt/a (cwt = hundredweight = 100 lb), and the crop value was $500,000.
The genetically modified starch potato Amflora
Last week the European Commission approved cultivation and processing of the genetically modified starch potato Amflora. The request for authorisation was submitted by Amflora's developer BASF in August 1996, more than 13 years ago! In North America, currently no genetically modified potatoes are commercially grown. But the GM potato has already a colorful history in the US and Canada
Wednesday, March 10, 2010