Defeating late blight disease of potato in sub-Saharan Africa

Potatoes have been grown in South America for over 7,000 years. Spanish explorers brought them to Europe in the 16th century where it took almost two centuries to become a widely grown staple food. Today, it ranks third after rice and wheat. The potato was introduced in Africa in the 18th century.

A FaceBook Commenter:

People don’t get that scientific advancements in farming allow us to use DRASTICALLY LESS raw land resource to make our food. We’re preserving habitat with every advancement

Another FaceBook Commenter:

Non-GMO and organic labels are very good at marketing and very bad for people and the environment, which is so ironic since their whole marketing thing is about environmentalism and sustainability.

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