Swedish town chosen for international potato academy
TT/David Landes · 24 Jun 2008, 14:30
Published: 24 Jun 2008 14:30 GMT+02:00
The idea behind the academy, Academia Solanum Tuberosum, is to have representatives from the entire industry who will work to spread knowledge about the potato in a variety of ways.
And Alingsås is a natural place for the newly created academy, as it is where Jonas Alströmer planted the first potato in Sweden in 1723.
Among the academy’s representatives is A M Alströmer, a descendant of Sweden’s pioneering potato planter.