Nearly 200M pounds of Canadian french fry potatoes stuck in storage

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TORONTO — With many restaurants closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Canadian farmers have been forced to freeze nearly 200 million pounds of potatoes destined to become french fries because there is no one to buy them.

That’s according to Kevin MacIsaac, the general manager of the United Potato Growers of Canada, who says his organization has reached out to the provinces and estimates that between 1.5 and 200 million pounds of excess raw potatoes have been put into storage as a result of the health emergency.

“It is a fairly large concern,” he told…Click for full article.