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New book digs into the political history of potatoes

Rebecca Earle, food historian and professor at the University of Warwick, has spent several years tracing the history of the potato from its early origins in the Andes to the commonly consumed starch that makes it onto kitchen tables around the world. Lindsay Campbell reports for Modern Farmer.

In her latest book, Feeding the People: The Politics of the Potato, Earle explains the crop

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