How super-spuds could save the planet

Ashley Walmsley
By Ashley Walmsley
Updated June 13 2018 - 10:15pm, first published June 12 2018 - 6:00pm
GOOD DIGGING: Some of the biofortified potato lines grown at the International Centre for Potatoes in Lima, Peru. Some have been bred to contain higher amounts of iron and zinc.

THE potato is a powerful tool for reducing hunger and malnutrition, according to director general of the International Centre for Potatoes, Dr Barbara Wells.

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Ashley Walmsley

Ashley Walmsley

Editor, Good Fruit & Vegetables

For more than a decade, Ashley Walmsley has written about Australian agriculture. Having grown up on his parents smallcrops, cane and cattle property in Queensland, but clearly unable to grow anything himself, it was a natural progression for him to pursue a career writing about rural industries. He is currently the editor of Fairfax Media’s only national, fresh produce magazine, Good Fruit & Vegetables, while also covering horticulture stories for the agricultural papers and websites. When not writing about vegetables, fruits and nuts, Ashley enjoys playing and discussing video games from a simpler time, and doing impersonations of ABC radio presenters.

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