Topic Sentence Outline of 1493's potato-wars chapter beginning.
Ideal sentence has three parts:
- (1) known character subject [noun or noun phrase]
- (2) pushing with active, present tense verb to
- (3) new material [objective]
Modern farmers ignore the seed (of potatoes), instead cutting up tubers and planting
the pieces -- now tubers are called "seed potatoes."
- Today the potato is the fifth most important crop worldwide
- Potatoes are about three-quarters water and one-quarter starch but
have vitamins enough to prevent scurvy if consumed in quantity.
- Compared to grains, tubers are inherently more productive.
- Many scholars believe that the introduction of tubers to Europe
was a key moment in history.
Potatoes by feeding rapidly growing populations, permitted a handful
of Europeans nations to assert domination over most of the world between
1750 and 1950.
- As important in the long run, the European and North American
adoption of the potato set the template for modern agriculture--the
- Not only did the Columbian Exchange carry the ultra-productive potato
to Europe and North America, it also brought ultra-productive Andean
potato-cultivation techniques, including the world's first fertilizer:
- Not long after, potato fell to the attack of another imported
species, the Colorado beetle. ... Panicked farmers turned to the first
inorganic pesticide, arsenic ... [that in turn] launched modern
industry -- the third component of modern agribusines.
THM: Three objects native to Americas -- potato, guano, beetle
-- ultimately spawned the modern agribusiness.
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Potato based TSO
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