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Potato News from Gujarat

Pepsico India's ownership of Potato variety FL-2027 again challenged in farmer protests
Farmers' rights activists on Tuesday planted FL-2027 seed potatoes on a plot of farmland in Ahmedabad, Gujarat to protest food and beverages major PepsiCo's reassertion of rights over the variety.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
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.
Pepsico India offers settlement to Gujarat potato farmers sued for infringing breeding rights
The legal battle between a number of potato farmers in Gujarat accused of illegally growing a proprietary variety and food and beverage manufacturer PepsiCo India may be headed for an out-of-court settlement.
Friday, April 26, 2019
Pepsico India under pressure to drop lawsuits for growing its potato variety without permission
Leading farmers unions and rights advocacy groups have demanded that the PepsiCo immediately withdraw all legal suits it has slapped on many potato farmers in different districts of Gujarat.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Pepsico sews Gujarat potato farmers growing its proprietary varieties without authorization
PepsiCo has sued three potato farmers in Gujarat complaining that they have been illegally growing and selling a variety of potato exclusively registered to Pepsico for the use of producing its Lays potato chips.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Centre of excellence for seed potatoes planned in Gujarat
A centre for excellence for potato-seed is all set to come up in Gujarat, through a collaboration between Indian and Dutch companies.
Kiremko signs agreement for sales of french fry line with Hyfun foods during Dutch trade mission in India
During a recent Dutch trade mission to India potato processing was prominently in the spotlight as the well-known Dutch potato processing equipment manufacturer Kiremko signed a contract with India based French Fry manufacturer Hyfun Foods
New french fry manufacturer in India Amul sets up shop near competition in Gujarat
In India, the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) is starting the production of frozen French Fries in October of this year. They have set up shop in North Gujarat, close to McCain Foods India and Hyfun Frozen Foods
Gujarat's Banaskantha now top potato producing district in India
Gujarat's Banaskantha district has mashed Agra (Uttar Pradesh) in potato production, taking the No. 1 rank in India.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Potato Planting in the Indian State Gujarat at an all time high
Potato farming in the Indian state Gujarat has reached an all-time high with over 18 per cent more planting compared to last year.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017