We have been in love with the potato for 8,000 years. The incredible qualities of the spud were first appreciated in the high Andes of South America. Since then, it has become the world’s fourth most consumed food crop. On its journey around the world the potato has been stalked by disease and become implicated in famine. The devastating disease late blight spreads best in wet conditions and Dr Ingo Hein will explore the past and future of one of our most popular foods in the context of a wetter and less predictable climate.