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Wednesday, August 28

Washington Post / Reuters Peru Potato Proliferation: Prize or Plague?: "Peruvian production of the potato -- the world's fourth-biggest food staple after rice, wheat and corn -- has tripled in the last decade to 3.3 million tons in 2000 from 1.1 million tons in 1990. According to the agriculture ministry, production has soared because farmers haven't coordinated when they will plant and because potato yields have increased from 7.8 tons per 2.5 acres to 11.4 tons per 2.5 acres last year." Even good things bring about bad results in Peru.



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