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BattdPlayer t1_jd15389 wrote

Without the deliberate improvement of crops like this, we would not be able to support even a fraction of the people that currently live on Earth. The introduction of potatoes helped to keep the peace across Europe for centuries, an economic report has claimed. A study examining the region between 1400 and 1900 found that the introduction of the vegetable from South America 'permanently reduced conflict' for about 200 years.


ron_manager t1_jd17ha4 wrote


They also helped prolong/facilitate other wars. The New Zealand Musket Wars for example are sometimes known as the potato wars, as the introduction of such an easy to grow and high yielding crop allowed for armies to be fed and to fight in ways previously unachievable.,fighting%20that%20had%20come%20before.