This is the first time in its history that the UN declares to his official year in honor of an Andean product. This is something that should serve to encourage the potato industry and also to our agriculture, economies, culture and national dignity as well as to promote Latin American unity and integration. The Pope more than cassava, sugar beet and other endorsed bonuses (such as sweet potatoes or yams or the smooth potato olluco) as the most widely consumed tuber in the world. There are only three foods that are more cultivated than this: corn, wheat and rice. However, unlike these three grains (whose participation in global production is falling), the Pope increasingly has a higher growth. Today produced about 330 million tons of potato worldwide (eleven times more than in the 1960s). Origin of the potato potato is the input of the southern hemisphere which has more spread across the northern hemisphere.
The origin of their domestication would be between Peru and Bolivia 8,000 to 10,000 years ago, though others argue that since before this was collected him in the South of Chile (Chiloe Island and even in the first South American human settlement: mount Green 12,500 years ago). While Europeans imposed their beliefs, laws and languages in the Andes, the incas, chibchas and Mapuche vengarian of them conquering them by the palate. 45 Years that Pizarro starts the capture of Peru (1532), the Pope would start to be grown in Europe. Despite initial adverse reactions this is was opening road. In Scotland, where it initially tried to veto on the grounds that the Bible did not mention it, is today idolizes him. The Pope would become an essential food for the British, who developed the largest empire in history. The United Kingdom was also the center of the Revolution who industrializaria the balloon. However, the Pope was indispensable for achieving this, for new workers who work twelve or more hours a day in factories and mines, this was easy and quick to cook for them and provided many carbohydrates and energy.