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The potatoes have been implanted with genes from an inedible South American breed resistant to the blight responsible for the Irish potato famine.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The great push factor that caused 1.5 million Irish to forsake the Emerald Isle between 1845 and 1854 was the great potato famine.America Past and Present (1995)
Serious emigration from Ireland began after the 1845 potato famine when a million people left for America alone.Times, Sunday Times (2011) The Sun (2010)
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Definition of potato famine from the Collins English Dictionary