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200 YEARS AGO: Potatoes - From a single seed of this esculent root, the uncommon produce of three hundred and forty six completely formed potatoes, were lately taken up by Mr W Smith, of Burton upon Trent, weighing seventy-eight pounds; they were of the kidney-specie, and of a most excellent quality.
Over several, trips to the Nigerian village, the students also studied the role of cassava (Aktnihot esculents Crantz), a staple food crop for more than 500 million people in tropical countries around the globe.

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