There’s been good news for potato lovers this week, with new research linking starchy food with humanity’s ascent to the top of the food chain.
Science has finally gotten behind everyone’s favourite root vegetable. New research conducted by the University of Sydney has linked a certain gene with starch digestion, metabolism, gut microbiome, methane production and, ultimately, increase in brain size during human evolution.
This research brings us a step closer to justifying fries as an evolutionary advantage. It’s exciting stuff.