I honestly thought this story was a joke, or a marketing ploy to sell more spuds, but apparently not. And does the British Potato Council genuinely expect the OED to remove ‘couch potato’ from the dictionary? (No mention of it on their website, the potato-heads I mean, not the OED.)
My dictionary even contains that modern-day taboo, the ‘n‘ word, but no-one has demanded that that should be removed on the grounds that it causes offence, far more so than that felt by these thin-skinned potato people.
Perhaps they should have joined forces with DFS and launched a two-pronged attack.