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Fast-food potato fries come with ecological impacts

The popularity of Russet Burbank potatoes in North America, grown to meet demand for fast-food french fries, is said to have an ecological impact because their long growing season requires lots of fertilizer and fungicides. To grow these "bulked-up" tubers, farmers are encouraged to apply excessive applications of nitrogen fertilizer - recommendations have been designed to provide easy nitrogen access to[Read More...]

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