Taters are very versatile. You can make an alcoholic drink from them and use them to make chip butties but, after going spud picking on The Gower, I'd be happy if I never saw another one for the rest of my life.
....just don't eat the skins!! They contain toxins that are well-known carcinogens.
That is only true if the potato has been laying in the light and is turning green. That green tinge is an indication of the toxins having developed as you mentioned above. Potatoes that are stored in a dark cupboard are safe. Regarding he "eyes" they just need to be dug out with the tip of your knife.
I don't think solanine (the toxin in green potato skins) is carcinogenic, but it would make you feel pretty lousy if you ingested enough of it. That was the last I heard; maybe there is new evidence of its carcinogenicity now.
However, I think pesticides do tend to accumulate in the skin. I usually am more concerned with the carb content- potato starch can give your blood sugar a jolt.
Peasant (1963-1972) and Fluffy (1970s?-1982- I think of you as 'Ambrose' now)- Your spirits outshone some humans I have known. Be happy forever.