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Potatoes In Space: Experiment May Solve Interplanetary Hunger

March 23, 2017 By Growing Idaho

Scarlett O’Hara and her family survived on them during the siege on Atlanta. They kept famine-starved Europeans fed during the reign of…

equipment and fertilizers it takes to successfully raise other crops.

CIP potato breeder Walter Amoros, says “The results indicate that our

En busca de la patata marciana

March 22, 2017 By El

En Perú intentan obtener patatas resistentes a las condiciones extremas que hay en el planeta rojoEl desafío de pisar Marte’La Tierra no es…

De cultivar patatas en ambientes extremos saben bastante en el Centro Internacional de la Papa (CIP), un organismo cuya sede principal está

Los guardianes de la papa andina

March 20, 2017 By admin

a Pachamama o Madre Tierra es el lugar más sagrado para los agricultores andinos. Jose Palomino, de 65 años y natural de Andahuaylas, se inició en el cultivo de la […]

The guardians of the Andean potato

March 20, 2017 By admin

The Pachamama or Earth Mother is the most sacred place for Andean farmers. Sixty-five-year-old Jose Palomino from Andahuaylas was initiated into the world of potato growing as a child, working […]

Scientists grow potato under Mars-like conditions in Peru

March 18, 2017 By The Japan Times

LIMA – Potatoes on Mars? Scientists are reporting promising results growing the tuber under conditions that mimic the Red Planet in an…


“Preliminary results are positive,” the International Potato Center (CIP) said after a potato grew under simulated Mars atmospheric

‘The Martian’ Was Right: Potatoes Can Grow on Mars!

March 12, 2017 By Sputnik International

NASA and the International Potato Center (CIP) have launched a series of experiments to discover if potatoes can grow on Mars. Sputnik…

Potatoes on Mars project was conceived almost a year ago by the International Potato Center.

“Alarmed by the shrinking of arable land, CIP

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