The potato changed the World’s history

Shivani Krishnakumar in Madras Courier:

Potato, Batata, Aloo, Bangala Dumpa–whatever you call it–today, the potato is a staple food in cuisines across the world. But four centuries ago, potatoes were not used for cooking. Instead, people used potato flowers to decorate themselves.

Initially, potatoes were loathed; they were considered to be the source of leprosy. But once people started using potatoes in their cuisines, the potato, in its own way, started changing the course of human history. Today the potato takes a large share of responsibility for the phenomenal rise in human population.

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