August 6, 2011

Famine Memorial, Dublin

Photograph by Jim Richardson, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Relying on a small number of food crops is risky, as Irish farmers discovered when the Lumper potato succumbed to blight, resulting in the great Irish potato famine that began in 1845 (memorialized in Dublin above).

See more pictures from the July 2011 feature story "Food Ark."

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