This is the first time in its history that the UN declares to an official year his in honor to an Andean product. It is something that must serve to also encourage to the industry of the Pope and to our national agricultures, economies, culture and dignity as well as to promote the Latin American unit and integration. The Pope surpasses the yucca, to the beet and other cousins hers (like the sweet Pope or sweet potato or the smooth Pope or olluco) like the consumed tubercle the more in the world. Only there are three foods that more are worked than this one: maize, wheat and rice. However, unlike those three grains (whose participation in the global production comes falling), the Pope every time has a greater growth. Today 330 million tons of Pope in all the planet take place (eleven times more than in 1960s). Origin of the Pope The Pope is the consumption of the South hemisphere that has extended more to the North hemisphere. The origin of its domestication would be between Peru and Bolivia does 8.000 to 10.000 years, although others argue that from before this one it even collected to him in the south of Chile (in the island of Chilo and in the first South American slums: Verde mount for 12.500 years).

While the European imposed in the $andes their beliefs, laws and languages, the Incas, chibchas and mapuches would take revenge of them conquering to them by the palate. 45 years of which Pizarro initiates the capture of Peru (1532), the Pope would begin to be worked in Europe. In spite of initial adverse reactions this one went laying way. In Scotland, where initially it was wanted to him to veto adducing that the Bible did not mention it, today is idolized to him. The Pope would get to become an essential food of the British, who developed the greater empire of history.