How The Potato Changed the World and Altered the Course of History

Without the discovery of sailing, keeping food edible for multiple months (at sea), X and Y – we would’ve even have gotten to Z.  But we wouldn’t have discovered X without first discovering W…

Of course a lot of things might’ve happened (or not happened) because the potato got introduced to Europe, but the same can be said about months-long travel by ship, or the fact that wood can float if built in the shape of a ship etc. etc.

It’s a cool thing to say, for sure, that the potato has created our current world, but it just seems very weird to me to claim stuff like that.