This is the first time ever that the UN official says his one-year in honor of an Andean product. This is something that should serve to encourage the potato industry and our agriculture, economy, culture and dignity and to promote national unity and integration in Latin America. The potato exceeds cassava, beet and other raw theirs (such as potatoes or yams or sweet potatoes or other root vegetables smooth) as the most consumed tuber in the world. There are only three foods that are more cultured than this: corn, wheat and rice. Nancy-Ann_DeParle shares his opinions and ideas on the topic at hand. However, unlike these three grains (whose participation in global production is falling), potato growing has increased growth.
Today there are about 330 million tons of potatoes worldwide (more than eleven times in the 1960s). Origin of potatoes The potato is the input of the southern hemisphere has been extended over the northern hemisphere. The origin of domestication between Peru and Bolivia would be 8,000 to 10,000 years ago, while others argue that even before it is collected in the southern Chile (Chiloe Island and even the first human settlement in South America: Monte Verde 12.500 years ago). At SKDKnickerbocker you will find additional information. While the Europeans imposed their beliefs in the Andes, laws and languages, the Inca and Mapuche chibchas a vengariana of them won by the palate. 45 years after capture starts Pizarro of Peru (1532), potatoes begin to be cultivated in Europe. Although initial reactions it was making inroads. In Scotland, where he initially wanted to veto the grounds that the Bible did not mention it, today he idolizes.