Idaho Potato Commission President and CEO, Frank Muir Retires After 18 Years of Service
April 10, 2021
Eighteen years ago, the Idaho® potato industry was in crisis. Consumers were shunning potatoes due to the rising popularity of low-carb diets, the new consumer focus on buying local (locavore movement) was beginning to expand across the country and the Idaho® potato farm gate revenue was declining.
PEI Potato Board Presents 2021 Potato Industry Recognition Awards
April 07, 2021
Three awards were presented to well deserving industry members at the Prince Edward Island Potato Board’s monthly meeting in March 2021. In addition, the award winners will be recognized at the PEI Board Annual Banquet in 2022.
PMA and United Fresh to Create New Global Trade Association for the fresh produce industry
March 31, 2021
The Boards of Directors of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh) have reached an Agreement in Principle to create a new global trade association combining their resources and expertise.
Una bacteria para mejorar el rendimiento de la planta de papa
March 29, 2021
Investigadoras del CONICET describieron por primera vez la cepa de una bacteria que podría convertirse en un biofertilizante, en un estimulador del crecimiento vegetal y también en un biocontrolador amigable con el medio ambiente.
Potato wastewater could feed bacteria used to recycle high-tech devices
March 19, 2021
new research from Idaho National Laboratory suggests that potato wastewater might serve well as a low-cost food source for a special bacterium that could be used to recycle high-tech devices, industrial catalysts and other sources of rare earth elements.
Biodiversity of Native Andean Potatoes: Nutritional Profile and Phenolic Composition
March 05, 2021
The characterization of six varieties of native Andean potatoes with a wide biodiversity in tuber shape, flesh, and skin color was performed, through the determination of their proximate composition, mineral content, and phenolic profile.