The thinking man's crumpet.
There will always be critics of the potato because it is lowly and humble, ... But it still represents $2 billion of revenue a year in the state of Idaho -- and thousands of jobs.
Some breakfast food manufacturer hit upon the simple notion of emptying out the leavings of carthorse nose bags, adding a few other things like unconsumed portions of chicken layer's mash, and the sweepings of racing stables, packing the mixture in little bags and selling them in health food shops.
In other states, they're passionate; they're not embarrassed by their agricultural roots.
It's becoming more and more the choice to feed starving countries.
Wouldn't it be ironic that the very year the World Potato Congress is bringing all these international visitors, we take famous potatoes off our plates?
Most of our sales are domestic. However, we are trying to expand our export business and have been very successful the last three years.