As Douglas Adams said, ‘It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problem with just potatoes.’ However, I have entered 5 white potatoes in the Castle Cary Gardening Association annual show next week. I’m not going to win but I want to show them off.

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Potatoes have, in my view, been unfairly blamed for our growing obesity and diabetes epidemic. Low carbohydrate diets are being promoted as a solution to this health crisis and some doctors are advising patients not to eat potatoes at all. The argument goes that low-carb diets improve sugar levels in people with…

Amelia Randle

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