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PEI Potatoes Remain A Cost-Effective Vegetable For Canadian Consumers

In recent weeks, there have been several news stories mentioning the highest cost of vegetables and fruits in the national media.  The softening Canadian dollar has in many cases driven up the cost of imported produce, and this is being reflected in grocery store prices.  However, one staple vegetable that has not experienced the same jump in prices is Prince Edward Island Potatoes.  That’s good news for Canadian families trying to make the most of their grocery budgets, as potatoes are also incredibly versatile. “The facts are very clear, potatoes are a ‘win-win-win’ on nutrition, affordability and taste,” says Dr. Maureen Storey, President and CEO of the Alliance for Potato Research and Education. More

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