Description

Phytophthora infestans, an organism that causes the tubers of potato in the ground to putrefy, is noticed in Ireland, starting the Irish Potato Famine, which takes as many as one million lives from hunger and disease

Location

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Rate

Quite important (7)

Sphere

Economics & Agrocaltures, Famines

Images

Food riot in Dungarvan, Ireland, during the famine Great Famine in Ireland, from The Pictorial Times

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