That’s a lot of water!
Henry spalding was a prominent Presbyterian missionary in the U.S Pacific Northwest (1803-1874)
He also popularised Ice Cream, Mac & Cheese, Champagne, and Parmesan Cheese!
The erotic reputation of the humble spud was given weight by the observation that after it became a major food crop in Ireland, the population grew rapidly as a result of more food becoming available to the population.
Germany is also a major potato processor and exporter, with over 6.5 million tonnes of potatoes processed in 2005 alone.
It’s no secret that potatoes are popular! According to a guideline released in 2016 by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture indicates that by 2020 China will have 6.66 million hectares on which to grow potatoes. Thus, cementing potatoes as the fourth food staple.
Potatoes sure are popular, huh?
Imagine how many cars you could fit on that motorway!
over 95million tonnes of potatoes are produced by China (that’s the weight of almost 270 Empire State Buildings)
In 1995 the University of Wisconsin-Madison and NASA partnered up to help grow our favourite vegetable in space!