Potato power peddlers promote organic farming

Posted by jamie — 21 May 2009 at 3:35pm - Comments

Mr Potato Head makes an appearance in Amsterdam

It sounds like something that would have appeared on the late, lamented Eurotrash but giant potatoes have been spotted recently cycling through the Netherlands. However, it isn't an offbeat continental cultural outing, but a reminder to the Dutch public about the importance of organic farming and the perils of GM technology.

The potato peddlers have been sent forth on behalf of Pieperpad, a collaboration between our Dutch office and Biologica to raise awareness of the benefits of ecological farming. Handing out free potato samples as they go, their tour covers around 1,000km and passes through Amsterdam and Utrecht.

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