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Potato News from Minnesota

Calyxt Launches Field Trials of its Cold Storable Potato
Calyxt, Inc., a Minnesota-based company focusing on developing healthier food products, today announced that it has started the field trials of its cold storable potato.
Way Better Snacks Sweeet Potato Corn Tortilla Chips
Live Better Brands, makers of the Way Better Snacks brand of tortilla chips and crackers, announces a minority growth-equity investment from Alliance Consumer Growth (ACG), a leading consumer-focused private equity firm.
Potato protoplasts expressing green florescence to demonstrate high transformation efficiency.
Cellectis Plant Sciences, Inc. has announced today that the Plant Biotechnology Journal has accepted the publication of its peer-reviewed manuscript demonstrating the phenotypic validation of potato lines developed by inactivating a single endogenous gene responsible for sugar accumulation when stored at cold temperatures.
Focus on Potato Talk Teaches Bacterial Ring Rot Sanitation
Of the more than 100 diseases of potato, bacterial ring rot is one of the few zero-tolerance pests. If just one seed potato on a farm is found to have this disease, no seed on that farm can be certified.
Phil Lempert on Target's  Focus on Organic
Supermarketguru Phil Lempert on Target's focus on Organic.
Pine forests such as this one south of Park Rapids, Minn., have been cleared for potato fields.
Alarmed by rapid deforestation in an ecologically sensitive swath of central Minnesota, state regulators have ordered a broad environmental review that will temporarily halt conversion of the region’s jackpine stands to potato fields.
Ron Norman
The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association will honor Ron Norman with its Meritorious Service Award at their banquet on February 17th.
Barrel O' Fun Snack Foods' Perham Plant
Barrel O'Fun, which produces potato chips and other snack foods has agreed to pay a $45,000 penalty for not effectively pre-treating wastewater from its production plant before sending it to the now improved city treatment facility.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Post Holdings to Acquire Michael Foods for $2.45 billion
Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST), a consumer packaged goods holding company, has announced it has agreed to acquire MFI Holding Corporation ('Michael Foods') from affiliates of GS Capital Partners, affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners and other owners.
Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target
Target Corp. is now introducing “Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target.” The first-of-its-kind collection brings together 17 leading natural, organic and sustainable brands to introduce new products and make them more accessible.
Monday, April 14, 2014