In addition to raw materials for adhesives, coatings, and healthy food, can a potato also provide ingredients against the effects of infection with the coronavirus? To investigate this, the Dutch provinces of Drenthe, Friesland, and Groningen have decided to support research that should answer this question. The potato project is one of the five initiatives that have received funding for their innovative solutions to solve the current health crisis caused by the coronavirus.

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