London’s Favourite Vegetable
London has an incredible fasicnation with the potato. It ties a roast dinner together. We use it for our chips and crisps. We love the potato. But where does the potato come from? We’ve put together a timeline that documents our favourite vegetable. What new facts will you discover?
1536 – The potato arrived in Europe
1609 – European sailors take the potato to China
1719 – Potatoes arrive in USA
1801 – First French Fries served in America
1845 – The Irish potato famine
1853 – Potato crisp invented in New York
1952 – ‘Mr Potato Head’ toy invented
1995 – The potato is grown in space
2008 – United Nations International Year of the Potato
The Potato Today
In the past 50 years potatos on sale in the UK have lost 24% of their magnesium, 27% of their iron and 46% of their calcium.
Milk from cows kept in huts are hidden of vitamins and the cancer-fighting CLA that helped to make this a fitness food.
It is time to stop the rot! The campaign begins with us, whether we shop at farmers’ markets, organic suppliers or at supermarkets.
Our campaign sets out what we can do to win the fight back for food that will stop us damaging our health – in fact, a fight for real food. So dig deeper and get more from your food.