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  • The Potato As A Potato

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    Sweet, Fingerling, Reds, Idaho, Whites. These are some of the potato varieties I could name off the top of my head. There are thousands more varieties, but a large majority of those varieties aren’t commonly known, especially to most Oregonians. Potatoes as a whole are extremely common, and especially known as french fries, potato salads, and in the forms, baked, mashed, fried, animal feed, and more. Potatoes are all over, but potato farms are scarce in Oregon. Oregon farmers should strive to expand

  • How Did Potato Affect The Potato

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    1. The potato greatly affected diets, agriculture, public health, and ecology in Europe and the Americas. Potatoes produced in the wild contain dangerous toxins such as solanine and tomatine. (Mann) In some locations, wild llamas would lick clay before eating a poisonous plant. (Mann) The poisons would adhere to the clay allowing animals to consume these plants without being harmed. (Mann) Humans began doing this too. The Andean Indians began preparing potatoes different ways. For example, they were

  • The Potato, Or The S. Tuberosum

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    CAUSE: The potato, or the S. tuberosum, is a tuberous crop that consists of mainly starch and water. This particular crop originated in the Andes, a large mountain range that is situated South America. The inhabitants of this wide diverse terrain, the Andeans, were the first persons to domesticate and widely cultivate the potato. The Andeans cultivated an extensive variety of potatoes, due to the difference in species that relied on several components; such as elevation and soil type. When the Spaniards

  • Environmental Impacts Of Potato

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    The Potato crop is one of the world’s most important food crops. It has played an important historic role throughout Europe and continues to be relied upon by the masses today. Potatoes are naturally nutritious and reliable as a crop. However, as with the cultivation of all crops, there are some negative environmental impacts. The potato can endure many environments and can be sustainably grown around the globe. This crop continues to have a vast impact on society. In this essay, I will discuss the

  • Potato- An Important Vegetable

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    The potato is one of history’s most important vegetables, although initially reluctant Europeans quickly became dependent on the plant. Most of the educated class saw the potato’s potential and raised it in their gardens before the more superstitious lower classes. The lower classes feared the myths of “night shades and plagues” and the encouragement from God was the only sign to begin growing potatoes (Zuckerman 49). Some farmers believed this crop to be an aphrodisiac, others saw it as the cause

  • Osmosis in Potato Tubers

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    Osmosis in Potato Tubers Andrew Dickson Background When a plant cell is bathed in a solution of the same concentration (isotonic) as its intracellular environment, its mass and volume remain the same. This is because water enters and leaves the cells at the same rate. There is no net loss or gain of water by osmosis. Samples of cells can be placed in a range of solutions of different concentration. The cells will gain water by osmosis when placed in solutions which are more dilute (hypotonic)

  • Complications Of The Sweet Potato

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    AG - The sweet potato led to the death of well over a million people. Now, the sweet potato did not directly kill all these people, but it did contribute to those deaths. On the other hand, the sweet potato also saved many lives for the Chinese population. The sweet potato among other new world crops were over monocropped. This meant that they were singularly planted, this drained the nutrients from the soil. The sweet potato was the most popular crop coming from the New World because corn competed

  • Potato Indians History

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    the home of the potato. Precision crafted stone buildings with beveled edges, and mortarless seams were crafted for the sole purpose of cultivating and engineering potatoes. The ancient peruvian indians of the Andes did more not just potato, but plant experiments than any other people anywhere in the world at that time. Thousands of years before the incas, they learned to produce extremely high yields of potatoes with very small amounts of land. The indians cultivated the potato on their mountain

  • The Benefits Of Potato Farms

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    Idaho Russet, Yams, Fingerling, Reds, and Sweet. These are some of the potato varieties most often found in stores. There are thousands more varieties, but a large majority aren’t commonly known, especially to most Oregonians. Potatoes are all over, but potato farms are scarce in Oregon. Oregon farmers should strive to expand and increase the variety of potatoes grown in Oregon to locally produce a healthier, more cost-efficient potato. Having potatoes grown in Oregon would make the product healthier

  • Environmental Impacts Of Potato

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    The Impact of the Potato The Potato crop is one of the world’s most important food crops. It has played an important historic role throughout Europe and continues to be relied upon by the masses today. Potatoes are naturally nutritious and reliable as a crop. However, as with the cultivation of all crops, there are some negative environmental impacts. The potato can endure many environments and can be sustainably grown around the globe. This crop continues to have a vast impact on society. Production

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