We’ve all heard of New Potatoes, but scientists in Dundee, Scotland, claim to have developed a new potatoâ€”as in an all-new strain of potatoâ€”that could be a real breakthrough in eco-friendliness.
It is said to require less water and fertilizer than other types of potatoes and is being called a â€˜farming milestone.â€™ As first reported by the BBC News Channel, scientists at the Scottish Crop Research Institute say the new oval-shaped Vales Sovereign potato is resistant to disease, and is cheap and easy to grow.
Jonathan Corbett, buyer for supermarket chain Tesco, said â€˜This potato is a milestone in farming history as it will allow growers a large yield for a relatively small outlay.â€™ The eco-friendly potato was bred in Scotland, and, says Corbett, â€˜may one day go down in agricultural history.â€™
We haven’t seen this much excitement over potatoes since Dan Quayle was Vice President.
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