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Potato History

Celebrating 150-plus years of potato production

Long before John A. Macdonald took office as this country’s first prime minister 150 years ago, there were potatoes growing in Canada. But before...

What’s in a Name?

The modern day potato has called many different things in the past — here’s a sample. Even though Shakespeare has very eloquently expressed that names...

From Chuno to Vodka

Potato processing has been around for centuries, and there’s a lot more to it than making french fries and potato chips. Fresh potato consumption, once...

Wild Potato Cousins

Relatives of the modern-day spud represent a treasure house of genetic information, but some are in danger of going extinct. The potato probably has more...

Domestication of the Potato

How South American tubers have evolved over time to become one of the world’s major food crops. Domestication can be defined as the human creation...

A Bug’s Life

The Colorado potato beetle has spread throughout North America and other parts of the globe, while repelling all efforts to eradicate it. Here’s a...

Celebrating 150-plus years of potato production

Long before John A. Macdonald took office as this country’s first prime minister 150 years ago, there were potatoes growing in Canada. But before...

What’s in a Name?

The modern day potato has called many different things in the past — here’s a sample. Even though Shakespeare has very eloquently expressed that names...

From Chuno to Vodka

Potato processing has been around for centuries, and there’s a lot more to it than making french fries and potato chips. Fresh potato consumption, once...

Wild Potato Cousins

Relatives of the modern-day spud represent a treasure house of genetic information, but some are in danger of going extinct. The potato probably has more...

Domestication of the Potato

How South American tubers have evolved over time to become one of the world’s major food crops. Domestication can be defined as the human creation...

A Bug’s Life

The Colorado potato beetle has spread throughout North America and other parts of the globe, while repelling all efforts to eradicate it. Here’s a...