Potatoes are increasingly being seen as a possible solution for the recent food crisis that is hitting many developing countries. As grain prices continue to rise, scientists and governments are encouraging the cultivation of potato crops to steady the shaky food supply problem.
In an article from the New York Times, it states: “Production in China rose 50 percent from 2005 to 2007, and the government has called potatoes “a way out of poverty.” In Peru, where potatoes are traditionally part of the highland diet, President Alan García has led a campaign to promote potato eating in cities. Schools, prisons and army canteens are serving papapan, bread made with potatoes, helping to increase potato consumption by 20 percent increase this year”
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