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Australia: Potato imports chip away at local hunger for spuds

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The southern highlands village of Robertson’s cool summer nights and rich red volcanic earth have helped the Hill family grow potatoes for more than 50 years. When it comes to meal times, familiarity has not bred contempt. ”We eat heaps of spuds. We eat spuds nearly every night, for sure,” Todd Hill, 48, laughed. But while the potato remains Australia’s top vegetable export, the hunger for fresh spuds at home has been waning for years.

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