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Weekly SPUDS News, Issue August 6, 2006
August 07, 2006

International News - All About Sweet Potatoes

The Republic of the Philippines - Nutrition Month: When the Philippines commemorated the month of July as Nutrition month, the commonly eaten sweet potato was featured on many menus.

Source: Philippines Information Agency

India - Fasting during Shravan: Some snack eateries have modified everyday food to suit strict fasting standards. In addition to Sabudana Khichdi and Wadas (the usual upvas items on menus), selections like Farali Dosa (made from vari grain flour) and Farali Undhiyu (has all tuber vegetables like sweet potatoes) have been added. All of the special fast items are made using ingredients that are allowed during fasts.

Source: Mumbai Newsline

Canada - Tobacco Replacement Crop: Tobacco farmers are considering sweet potatoes as one of the crops to replace their tobacco crop which many say will be their last this year. They see a future in industrial grade sweet potatoes for ethanol, which is being mixed with gasoline.

Source: Norfolk (County) News, Canada

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