Fruits of the Earth: Potatoes (1995)

Genres - Science & Technology, Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biological Sciences, Environmental Science, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 15 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Fruits of the Earth is a 23-part series examining the agricultural environment and farming technology used in a vast variety of regions around the world. Fruits of the Earth: Potatoes takes viewers to the Peruvian highlands where descendents of the Incas strive to court Pacha Mama (Mother Earth -- Fertility Goddess) in order to cultivate potatoes. Potatoes are indigenous to Peru and are considered a staple food in Peruvian diets. Other programs in the series include Fruits of the Earth: Babassu, Fruits of the Earth: Leucaena, and Fruits of the Earth: Winged Bean.

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agriculture, biotechnology, economics, environmental-science, food-science, natural-resources, nutrition, plants [botany], starvation