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New Potato Variety Will Help Age-Old Crop Prosper Beyond the 21st Century

New Potato Variety Will Help Age-Old Crop Prosper Beyond the 21st Century

October 03, 2021
Tubers have battled various scourges for about 10,000 years, as well as an unpredictable climate that can cause unseasonable frost damage to crops every year.
Cynthia Wilson (Diné), director of Utah Diné Bikéyah Traditional Foods Program, holds potatoes that have grown in Utah for more than 11000 years

11000 year old solution to modern problem: Ancient potato could thrive in changing climate

August 29, 2021
With drought a persistent problem in the Southwest, Hopi/Tewa seed keeper Valerie Nuvayestewa has eagerly joined the effort to bring back an Indigenous superfood that her ancestors cultivated for 11000 years.
Native Potatoes: From Forgotten Crop to Culinary Boom and Market Innovation

Native Potatoes: From Forgotten Crop to Culinary Boom and Market Innovation

May 28, 2021
Once neglected by urban consumers, Andean native potatoes are now essential ingredients for some of the most sophisticated gastronomy of the world. An overview by André Devaux and others, first published in Choices Magazine
Peruvian potato cultivation stands for 34 million daily wages for producers

Peruvian potato cultivation stands for 34 million daily wages for producers

May 24, 2021
Potato cultivation has become an important driver of Peru’s regional and local economy in the producing areas.
Native Andean potato varieties analyzed: Puma Makin, Leona , Yawar Manto (first line) and Añil, Sangre de Toro and Qequrani (second line).

Biodiversity of Native Andean Potatoes: Nutritional Profile and Phenolic Composition

March 05, 2021
The characterization of six varieties of native Andean potatoes with a wide biodiversity in tuber shape, flesh, and skin color was performed, through the determination of their proximate composition, mineral content, and phenolic profile.

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