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When the Spanish conquerors reached the Andes early in the sixteenth century the Incas grew potatoes for many thousands of years.

When the Spanish conquerors reached the Andes early in the sixteenth century the Incas grew potatoes for many thousands of years. No one then could have imagined that three hundred years later the crop would have become the most important food crop in northern Europe. Even less that a single disease, late blight would have caused a famine in Ireland followed by a mass migration to North America. 

Anton Haverkort
anton.haverkort@wur.nl 

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