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Today is National Potato Day in Ireland

Today, October 5, is National Potato Day and people across the country are being encouraged to recognise the nutritional value of the potato and experiment with new and recipes from Bord Bia’s potato recipe website Potato.ie.

The theme for National Potato Day this year is “Imagine A World Without Potatoes” hence the launch of the Potato Survival Kit. The kit designed for students was launched today the first Rooster Festival in Teagasc, Oak Park, Co Carlow today. The guide includes time saving tips, nutritional advice, potato recipes and video links for secondary school and third level students.

The Bord Bia led initiative calls on consumers to appreciate the role potatoes have worldwide in providing employment, nourishment and food security and we are delighted for the Irish potato industry to be a part of it, according to Lorcan Bourke, Fresh Produce and Potato Manager for Bord Bia.

Report by the Independent in Ireland