Empire Of The Spud | Gwynn Guilford | Quartzy | 8th December 2017

Published: 8/12/2017
Empire Of The Spud | Gwynn Guilford | Quartzy | 8th December 2017
Source: THEBROWSER.COM

Potatoes brought from South America to Spain provided Europe with the cheap nourishment needed to support a vast expansion in population from 126 million in 1750 to 300 million by 1900. A single acre of potatoes, together with one cow for milk, could feed an entire family. The potato primed Europe with the wealth and manpower needed for the Industrial Revolution. “Without potatoes, Germany could n

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