Peru’s Potatoes

June 16th, 2008

Declared the International Year of the Potato by the United Nations to highlight its importance in reducing world poverty and hunger, particularly in this time of high food prices but static potato prices, this gift to the world from Peru is now a staple food for billions of people.

First cultivated in the altiplano around Lake Titicaca, before spreading around the world, Peru is very proud that its national staple is also the national staple of many dozens of other countries.

Maybe Quinoa will be next?

To see the Potato in use around the world, click here.

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