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Potato breeder hits at skin deep beauty

A leading potato plant breeder has, this week, criticised what he described as an obsession some of the supermarkets have with skin quality when there were far more important breeding priorities. Dr Finlay Dale from the James Hutton Institute, was speaking at the Potatoes In Practice event on the outskirts of Dundee when he said that a new variety could have tremendous resistance to blight or scab but if it did not look good on the shelves of the major retailers, then it had no chance of success.


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