Category Archives: Potatoes

Who grows the most? Who eats the most? The impact of global caloric staples by Andrew Ormerod

Interactive talk for Eden Food Week 2005 – event organised by Andrew Ormerod Theme – “Global Agriculture – food and nutrition issues A modern quest for food In the 1950’s supporters of Malthus ideas foresaw the growing world population outstripping food … Continue reading

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Can Cornwall feed itself if cut off at the Tamar? by Andrew Ormerod

Cornwall declaring U.D.I.?   Rising levels of water in the Tamar causing flood?  or some other calamity! The idea makes your head spin.  But it’s interesting to speculate, nevertheless.  Self-sufficiency is assumed to be on the increase.  Can the population of … Continue reading

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Potatoes in the freezer by Andrew Ormerod Slow Food, Terra Madre, Turin 2006

If you ever travel to the high Andes and see members of the local community apparently jiving while standing on neat squares of potatoes – chances are they are squeezing water out of their special potatoes to make freeze-dried chuño … Continue reading

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Andean Tuber Crops (2006)

If you ever travel to the high Andes and see members of the local community apparently jiving while standing on neat squares of potatoes – chances are they are squeezing water out of their special potatoes to make freeze-dried chuño … Continue reading

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Potatoes in Chiloe (2006)

It was mid summer and the rain was unremitting as I landed on the small island – I sought sanctuary in a small café – they were serving fish and chips. A common occurrence at times when we have been … Continue reading

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Why growing Early Potatoes in West Cornwall is like gambling at Monte Carlo (2007)

Visit to John Wallis farming in the ‘Golden Mile’ near Penzance. John Wallis and his brother Bill farm in the ‘Golden Mile’ situated on the warm south-facing fertile land sloping down to the sea just outside Penzance. They started to … Continue reading

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Journey Through Latin America – Visit to Parc de la Papa (Potato Park) near Cusco Peru (2005) by Andrew Ormerod

Cuzco is one of the most interesting starting points for a visit Peru, once you have acclimatised to the height, with rest and lots of coca tea. There are a wide range of things to see nearby including ancient Inca … Continue reading

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