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How the Potato Ushered in an Era of Peace

Its arrival in Europe had consequences that went far beyond diet.

  • Based on the research of Murat Iyigun, Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian
  • KelloggInsight

The potato, small and humble though it may be, has played an outsized role in history.

Muze 4dMany scholars credit the hardy and nutrient-rich crop with rapid population growth across Europe; the tuber has been linked to the rise of industrialization and empire in the West, and in the mid-19th century, the collapse of Ireland’s potato crop drove a…

Now, the potato can add a…

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