© 2024 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Public Media from Michigan State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Potato Association Eyes Solution To Belgium's Potato Surplus

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. It's a simple request. Belgians are being asked to eat twice the amount of fries at home during lockdown. Because the pandemic shut down restaurants, there is a surplus of 750,000 tons of potatoes in Belgium. So instead of eating fries just once a week, an association of potato producers is asking Belgians to double that. But even I, as a native of Idaho, had never thought to ask, can I have a side of fries with my fries? Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Journalism at this station is made possible by donors who value local reporting. Donate today to keep stories like this one coming. It is thanks to your generosity that we can keep this content free and accessible for everyone. Thanks!