Celebrating Potato, the Global Staple

Siddhartha Krishnan

Mongabay |  May 30, 2024

With over 5,000 varieties, potato is a popular vegetable grown in many countries. Today, May 30, is the first International Day of the Potato. The United Nations chose May 30, to spread awareness on the crop’s economy, nutrition, culture and sustainability. Humanity’s starchy staple deserved its annual day, but every day is potato day in different parts of the world. Thousands of farmers in Asia, Africa, and South and North America would be sowing or harvesting the tuber every day.