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Overnight, the Washington Potato Company potato dehydration plant in Warden, Washington, burned down.

Washington Potato Company Dehydration Plant in Warden destroyed by fire.

January 22, 2021
The Washington Potato Company potato dehydration plant in Warden, Washington, was destroyed by a massive fire overnight. The fire caused the immediate evacuation of about a third of nearby town of Warden (pop: 2700) for several hours due to concerns that an ammonia tank located in the plant could burst.
Frozen Vegetable processor VIRTO GROUP once again partners with TOMRA Food

VIRTO GROUP se asocia una vez más con TOMRA Food

January 20, 2021
VIRTO GROUP, la empresa de vegetales ultracongelados más grande de España, y una de las más importantes de Europa, ha acometido un nuevo proyecto en el que se ha decantado por TOMRA. Así, en su planta central de Azagra (Navarra), la compañía ha renovado su maquinaria de selección con 11 Nimbus BSI+.
Dr. Peter VanderZaag, a potato farmer in Canada

Webinar: 'Aeroponics for Nuclear Seed Potato Production: History, Status and Challenges'

January 19, 2021
The World Potato Congress is extremely pleased to present its next webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2021, with Dr. Peter VanderZaag, a potato farmer in Canada and due to COVID-19, now an armchair consultant involved with numerous potato projects in Asia and Africa.
Argentina: Sector productivo en contra de la aprobación de la papa transgénica 'Spunta Ticar'

Argentina: Sector productivo en contra de la aprobación de la papa transgénica 'Spunta Ticar'

January 18, 2021
El primer transgénico nacional aprobado para consumo humano directo finalmente fue aprobado, a pesar de la oposición de toda la cadena vinculada al cultivo.
INIFAP desarrolla variedades de papa resistentes a enfermedades y alta calidad industrial

INIFAP desarrolla variedades de papa resistentes a enfermedades y alta calidad industrial

January 18, 2021
El mejoramiento genético de la papa por parte de los expertos del organismo, que sintetiza 80 años de investigación en México, ha logrado rendimientos de 50 a 70 toneladas por hectárea.
Pandemic Worries Postpone Anuga FoodTec Exhibition Until April 2022

Pandemic Worries Postpone Anuga FoodTec Exhibition Until April 2022

January 15, 2021
Organizers of the Anuga FoodTec planned to take place in Cologne, Germany from March 23-26, 2021 have rescheduled the exhibition for April 26-29, 2022.
Cheetos® Returns to the Super Bowl Stage with Mysterious (or Mischievous?) Campaign Starring Ashton Kutcher

Cheetos® Returns to the Super Bowl Stage with Campaign Starring Ashton Kutcher

January 15, 2021
Released today, teaser playfully reveals the brand has teamed up with the actor to steal the spotlight at Super Bowl LV ... with more talent to be revealed.
Researchers identified and characterized potato dry rot and potato wilt pathogens in Algeria

Researchers identified and characterized potato dry rot and potato wilt pathogens in Algeria

January 15, 2021
Among the 152 isolates collected from symptomatic potato plants and tubers in different provinces in Algeria, 13 species of Fusarium and Neocosmospora were identified.
Potatoes are Returning: The First in Taco Bell's Vegetarian Plans to Make This Year Better Than Last

Potatoes are returning to Taco Bell

January 14, 2021
Teaming up with Beyond Meat® and the return of potatoes bring endless vegetarian customizations to Taco Bell's craveable menu offerings.
PepsiCo Doubles Down on Climate Goal and Pledges Net-Zero Emissions by 2040

PepsiCo Doubles Down on Climate Goal and Pledges Net-Zero Emissions by 2040

January 14, 2021
Pepsico announced it will accelerate its efforts to build a more resilient and sustainable food system, reducing GHG emissions by more than 40% by 2030. In 2020 the company achieved its objective to use 100% renewable electricity in the United States and plans to do the same in Mexico and Australia by the end of 2021

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