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Climate change might be the greatest threat to potato cultivation in 8,000 years

Peru's darling crop, the potato, has defied the capricious climate of the Andes for millennia, morphing into 2,500 varieties. But after 8,000 years of domestication, the tuber faces a grave threat to its continued South American habitat, with growers running out of mountain terrain within which to plant. Warming temperatures are forcing farmers to cultivate their spuds at higher altitudes,[Read More...]

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