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Potato News from Quebec

From chips to cheers: Montreal company makes gin from potato scraps
After tackling upcycled juice and beer, Loop has now launched a lime-and-ginger gin. The Quebec gin was launched in December, just ahead of the holiday season.
Friday, December 27, 2019
Food Policy for Canada: 'Everyone at the Table!'
Government of Canada announces the first-ever Food Policy for Canada.
Friday, June 28, 2019
Equipment Upgrade Potato Packing Plant Patates Dolbec in Quebec receives government support
Potato packing company Patates Dolbec Inc. in Quebec just completed an expansion and modernization project supported by the Canadian Government.
Cuban Delegation Visits Seed Potato Companies in Quebec
A Cuban delegation visited the main seed potato companies in Quebec in early August, organized by Progest 2001 Inc.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Quebec eyes seed potato export to Latin America and Caribbean
A couple of seed potato companies from Quebec, together with the Centre de Recherche Les Buissons (CRLB) have started an initiative to export high quality seed potatoes to Latin America and the Caribbean.
Potato dehy manufacturer Idaho Pacific sold to Arlon Group
Novacap, a Canadian private equity firm, announced today that they have sold Idaho Pacific, a company specializing in dehydrated potato products to Arlon Group, a food and agriculture investment firm with a global network that supports investments across the entire food supply chain in the Americas.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
WeighPack Systems Swifty Bagger
Packaging solutions provider WeighPack Systems has delivered a complete packaging system to weigh and fill mini potatoes.
McGill study: Potato extract reduces weight gain to surprising extent
A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University. The results of their recent study were so surprising that the investigators repeated the experiment just to be sure.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Private potato breeder Andre Gagnon at work at his research facility in Quebec.
Canada's private potato breeders are calling for a bigger say in how new varieties are developed in Canada.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Russet House launches Organic White Fries - available this fall
Russet House - the third largest sweet potato processor in North America - announces the launch of Organic White Fries in early fall of 2014.