2008…International Year of the Potato!!

Yes, that’s right…..the UN has designated 2008 as the International Year of the Potato, to highlight the tasty spud’s increasing importance as a food source worldwide. Among the many events planned are an international conference, Potato Science for the Poor: Challenges for the New Millennium to be held in March in Cuzco, Peru, and a series of presentations in European cities entitled the “Procession of the Potato.”

So, no matter how you like your taters – mashed, boiled, fried, or baked – be sure and celebrate the humble potato throughout this new year, and don’t forget that the potato is the most important root and tuber crop in the world and the third most important food crop in the world!

Via Living In Peru

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