Did you know that 2008 is the International Year of the Potato? The Peruvian government was responsible for choosing 2008 to be the IYP (International Year of the Potato) and the UN came along. This major event will present many opportunities to raise the profile of the potato around the world as an important world food staple, and to raise the profile of the potato as a contributor to the Millennium Development Goals. The potato is one of the most important foods in the world. One reason is because most products sent to feed starving people in developing countries are mostly rice. Now rice prices are increasing at a high rate. Potatoes are cheap and have more calories than rice so people could buy fewer potatoes and be fuller than just buying a lot of rice. So what do you think about this awesome potato extravaganza? Leave a comment and you will be heard! (So will the potato)
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