Bacteria Threatens Potato Chips

Aug 4, 2008 | Posted by: findingDulcinea_HL | Full story:

A disease spreading through potato crops is causing potato chips to develop zebralike stripes when cooked.

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New Milford, CT

#1 Aug 4, 2008
Is a specific potato at higher risk or does this pose a threat to all potato plants?

Linden, NJ

#2 Aug 4, 2008
Not the potato chips!

Long Island City, NY

#3 Aug 4, 2008
It's too bad the striping is because of a disease. I would totally buy zebra-striped potato chips!
Fast Eddie

Long Island City, NY

#4 Aug 4, 2008
Potato chips aren't the only snack food in jeopardy:
Archibald Gildenstern

Long Island City, NY

#5 Aug 4, 2008
It's about time something bad happened with potato chips. They're just not that good. I don't know what all the fuss is about. Even tostitos are far superior to standard potato chips. But obviously, nothing beats a delicious bag of pretzels. I'm sorry Sharon, but it had to be said.
King Kev

Long Island City, NY

#6 Aug 4, 2008
Does this affect soy chips?

Long Island City, NY

#7 Aug 4, 2008
I hope this disease does not impact popcorn. Potato chips and popcorn are my kids' principal food groups. Take them both away and I don't know how they'd survive.

Long Island City, NY

#8 Aug 4, 2008
I wonder how off the "off-taste" can be. I would like to try one.

Long Island City, NY

#9 Aug 4, 2008
Yeah - can't they just season the chips to counter the "off" taste.

What about french fries?

Spartanburg, SC

#10 May 16, 2013
I really dnt know why white people try and call it "potatoe" chips whern therre really chips!!!!!!!#??

Spartanburg, SC

#11 May 16, 2013
no offense to the white peeps srry but really they are called potatoe chips and try takin baths to all my white bros and gurls jus sayin #goodadvice

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