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Canada: Shipping potatoes to Prince Edward Island cost processors ‘almost more than the potatoes itself’

This year Prince Edward Island processing plants on the east coast of Canada are bringing in potatoes from Alberta in the west of the country and will likely seek supplies from south of the border in the US as well. An eight percent decline in potato production on the Island and growing demand forced processing plants to buy potatoes from Alberta province. There are many obscure and strange feats in the Guinness World Records, but it’s unlikely that hauling potatoes, for distance, is mentioned anywhere in the book. If it was, a record is probably being set in Canada right now, because french fry plants on Prince Edward Island are shipping in potatoes from Alberta, and “the freight is almost worth more than the potatoes,” according to Kevin MacIsaac, general manager of United Potato Growers of Canada..The distance from Alberta to Prince Edward Island is 4,575 km. More

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