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Potato News from India

Newly bred Indian potato variety said to be rich in antioxidants, ready for commercial production
Whether fried, baked or sliced, potato gels with nearly every dish. Its bond with Indian consumers would be further strengthened as it would come up in a new avatar and rich in antioxidants with excellent flavour.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Punjab to introduce seed potato tracebility and certification using blockchain technology
To protect the interest of the Punjab farmers and uphold the state’s leadership position as the largest potato seed producing state in India, Punjab is planning the certification and traceability of seed potato using blockchain technology as of next year.
Amazon is launching online food delivery service in India this year
Amazon.com Inc is planning a foray into the burgeoning online food delivery business from restaurants in India this year, in a move that could raise competition in an increasingly crowded market.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Indian farmer unions decide to put on a fight over seed potato variety rights
Indian Farmers’ movements have decided to put up a fight to ensure that farmers’ seed freedoms are not violated in any way. Many speakers also also felt that PepsiCo India should pay compensation to the Gujarat potato farmers involved.
TOMRA Launches Customer Service Center In Bengaluru, India
TOMRA Food has opened a new customer service center in Bengaluru, India as part of its efforts to improve the organizations’ responsiveness to all its stakeholders.
The FC5 potato variety is grown exclusively for PepsiCo's popular Lay's potato chips.
After discussions with the government, the Pepsico India has agreed to withdraw the cases against the potato farmers. In April Pepsico sued four farmers for cultivating a potato variety - FC5 - grown exclusively for its popular Lay's potato chips.