Ostracized by health officials for several years, the white potato is back in favor. The prestigious Institute of Medicine said Tuesday that people aren’t getting enough starchy vegetables or potassium and fiber, nutrients that are plentiful in potatoes. Continue reading
It’s another political victory for the popular potato.
For the first time, low-income women would be able to pay for white potatoes with government-subsidized vouchers issued by the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program, known as WIC.
The potato provision is part of a massive spending bill Congress is considering before the end of the year. Continue reading