David Firman (Former Head of NIAB Cambridge University Farms), Mukesh Kumar (Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering, Cambridge), and David Nally (Department of Geography, Cambridge) discuss the place of the 'humble potato' in human diet and culture, and why it has become so ubiquitous and central to our nutrition.
This conversation is part of gloknos' 'Everyday Objects of Food Security' series and was filmed on 24 June 2019 at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge.
Organisers: The Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (gloknos) and the Global Food Security Interdisciplinary Research Centre (University of Cambridge).
Funders: Isaac Newton Trust and European Research Council.
Producer and Scientific Advisor: Inanna Hamati-Ataya
Coordinator: Jacqueline Garget
Photography: Toby Smith