Looking Back to Move Forward

Humans are very social beings. For thousands of years they have lived cooperatively in groups. Granted, part of this behaviour was simply for survival; but it is also very natural for humans to live interdependently. Before the industrial revolution, before the advent of the automobile and flying, people travelled and migrated much less than they […]

Potatoes

Potatoes, the Real Treasure of the Incas The potato (solanum tuberosum) is the world’s number one non-grain food commodity. Unlike major cereals, the potato is not a globally traded commodity. Only a fraction of total production enters foreign trade, and potato prices are usually set by local production costs, not by international markets.   Potatoes grow quickly, […]