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Crunch time for potato chips manufacturers as EU waste targets loom
The European Commission has set an EU-wide objective for all packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2030. However there is no easy packaging solution (yet) for manufacturers of potato chips.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) nearly unchanged in December 2018
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 161.7 points in December 2018, nearly unchanged from its November value as lower dairy and sugar quotations were largely offset by firmer cereal prices and somewhat higher prices of meat and oils.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Guardian switches to potato starch wrapping
Readers of The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom have been opening their weekend paper to find supplements wrapped in a compostable material made from potato starch.
Sunday, January 13, 2019
China wants to buy cherries, potato and wheat from Pakistan
China is keen on building stronger socio-economic ties with Pakistan and is interested in importing more from the country, said Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing, including potatoes
John Keeling honored as the Potato Man for All Seasons
John Keeling is The Packer’s 2018 Potato Man for All Seasons.Tom Karst, the editor of The Packer, presented the award at National Potato Council’s annual banquet
Gene find unlocks potato coloring
Scientists at The James Hutton Institute say discovery could help breed new colourful and improved potato varieties
Argentina: La papa resistente al PVY lista para salir al mercado
El evento transgénico, desarrollado por investigadores del CONICET y la empresa Tecnoplant, ya obtuvo todos permisos necesarios para su comercialización en el pais.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Cómo Colombia evita el ingreso de la punta morada de la papa
A finales del año pasado, Ecuador reportó la presencia de la enfermedad, por lo cual el Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA) emitió una alerta temprana fitosanitaria y está tomando medidas de prevención.
Thursday, January 10, 2019