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Review. Building the Evidence Base: Potatoes a Low Impact Food Crop?

A report which considers how production compares with other food crops grown in Great Britain in terms of water use, land use, pollution, carbon / energy use, biodiversity and waste.

Year of Publication2011

This report drew on published international and UK research studies as well reports produced by government and non-government organisations (including Potato Council and commercial groups) organisations and expert opinion. These sources of information were brought together to present a consensus view of the impact on the environment of potatoes grown in the UK and steps being taken to minimise or mitigate these effects. The report also considers the social impacts of potato production.

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