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Australians are in the midst of a potato shortage

Over six years a potato famine killed more than a million people in Ireland and now Australia is staring down the barrel of its own potato shortage. While we shouldn’t see any deaths from it as there’s more food variety than in 1845, we should still be worried about how we’ll cope without the staple. The potato industry is baked at the moment due to floods cleaning out crops across the country and wet ground has made it near impossible to plant more potatoes, meaning we will have to pay a small fortune for the starchy vegetable until at least February. It’s not good news coming into barbecue season, with potato salads and potato bakes likely to be off the menu and hipsters may also need to give up their weekend potato rosti. More

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