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Potatoes are the vegetable most frequently thrown out in Ireland

Potatoes are the vegetable most frequently thrown out in Ireland

Potatoes are the vegetable most frequently thrown out in Ireland

Potato farmers have accused supermarkets of causing food waste by increasing quality requirements of potatoes to 'unattainable levels'.

Thomas McKeown of Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has called on all retailers to recognise the work of potato farmers and to consider the economic sustainability of the Irish potato sector.


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