Potatoes Get a Bad Rap!

Many of us think potatoes are bad for us.   They’re actually chock full of nutrients.  It’s what we do with our potatoes that can make them seem unhealthy.

We talked to Bonnie Johnson from Potatoes USA, and Professor Mark Pavek from Washington State University about that bad reputation, and also the fact that there are  thousands of varieties of potatoes in the world, but most of us can only name a few.  Potatoes are a huge crop in the Northwest and WSU has a Potato Research department.    Scientists there are trying to find new varieties that use less water and are easier on the soil.   

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