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Friday, October 10, 2008

International Year of the Potato

(Art by Peggy Turchette, 2007)

United Nations has declared the year 2008 the Intenational Year of the Potato (IYP) The year is intended to raise awareness of the global importance of the potato.
Columbus introduced the potato to Europe. The English first began to grow potatoes on a large scale. English settlers brought the potato with them to North America after 1600, thus reintroducing it to the New World. In Europe, the potato became a staple crop in many areas.

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