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Can a 10,000 year old tiny potato stop world hunger?

A new found potato species is over 10,000 years old.  Archaeologist Lisbeth Lauderback of the Natural History Museum found this indigenous tiny tuber in the Four Corners area of Utah and it might be the answer to feeding the world.

Find out how Lisbeth and botanist Bruce Pavlik of Red Butte Gardens cultivated this ancient potato which, while very small, is highly nutritious.   Packing twice the protein, zinc and manganese, and three times the calcium and iron as other more well known potatoes.

And when can you start growing this little wonder potato in your backyard?

Published: Wednesday January 10, 2018
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