Who knew the potato mattered?
According to the United Nations, the spud matters. So much so, in fact, that the U.N. has designated 2008 as The International Year of the Potato.
Even Cancer only gets a month, so the potato must be important. Right? Important enough, anyway, that the U.N. got an early start to the International Year of the Potato Thursday, when it launched its campaign for 2008.
First cultivated 8,000 years ago in the Andes, the potato is now critical "for rural people, the economy and global food security," according to the U.N.
Well, then. We'll be sure to celebrate with some fries.
For more information about the International Year of the Potato, visit the official Web site.
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