FLORA & FAUNA: The Evil Root

The root of all evil, says the Bible, is the love of money. The root of most evil, says Dr. Redcliffe Nathan Salaman, topflight British geneticist, is the potato.

Presiding last week in Birmingham at a meeting of the learned British Association for the Advancement of Science, Dr. Salaman dragged the potato right out where the world could see it in all its iniquity. "An easily grown, cheaply produced, substantially efficient and pleasantly tasting food," Britain's top potato authority told his fellow scientist's, "can, under certain political and economical conditions, fatally menace the social well-being of the people who adopt...

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