There is a case that is currently being appealed in the Mexican supreme court that stems from a lawsuit that was filed in 2014. In that lawsuit, representatives from the Mexican potato industry sued and won a case against the Mexican government to keep U.S. potato access to within 26 kilometers of the border. The current case that is being appealed stems from that lawsuit.
What is a potato?
The potato is a starchy tuber of the plant Solanum tuberosum and is a root vegetable native to the Americas. The plant is a perennial of the nightshade family Solanaceae.
What are the dangers of potatoes?
Potatoes have a component in them that prevents blood from clotting too easily. It is possible that the risk of bleeding and bruising will be increased if a big quantity of potato is consumed along with drugs designed to break up blood clots.
When was the potato invented?
The Inca Indians in Peru were the first to plant potatoes circa 8,000 BC to 5,000 B.C. In 1536 Spanish Conquistadors invaded Peru, discovered the tastes of the potato, and introduced them to Europe.
Where can I find a book on the history of potatoes?
The World Geography of the Potato may be found on UGA.edu and was first published in 1993. Gauldie, Enid (1981). The Scottish Miller from the Years 1700 to 1900 John Donald’s Publication ISBN 0-85976-067-7.