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A Bouquet of Chips

Thursday, February 13, 2014  
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A Bouquet of Chips

While touring the Michigan Biotechnology Institute last Friday, President Obama viewed examples of a highly innovative potato breeding project, aimed at increasing nutritional value and disease resistance. That meant: potato chips!

See this and more in tomorrow's West Wing Week.

West Wing Peek: A Bouquet of Chips

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