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Simplot wants to sell food products from GM Potatoes in Australia and New Zealand
JR Simplot has applied at FSANZ for approval to export genetically modified potato products into Australia and New Zealand. Unclear is what type of products this is about, but unprocessed potatoes can not be imported.
CRC develops new DNA methods to detect zebrachip bacteria in potato psyllids
Plant Biosecurity CRC scientists have identified stable regions in the genome of Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (CLso), which causes the serious disease Zebra Chip in potato and tomato crops. This research will provide new diagnostics that will significantly reduce uncertainty in biosecurity assessments.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Ventas masivas de papa francesa hunden el precio de la papa en España
El año 2017 será uno de los peores años para los papicultores. No sólo la sequía está mermando sus cosechas. Ahora las malas prácticas de grandes cadenas de alimentación están destrozando los precios y dejándolos muy por debajo del coste para ellos.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Arqueólogos encuentran las papas más antiguas de América
Como parte de una nueva investigación, se han desenterrado en Utah (EE.UU.) los que podrían ser los gránulos de papa más antiguos, fechados hace 10.900 años. Según los científicos, esta papa podría ser una fuente de alimento potencial para el futuro.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Potato starch residue in stone tool proves potato use in Utah goes back over 10,000 years
Researchers from the Natural History Museum of Utah and Red Butte Garden at the University of Utah have discovered potato starch residues in the crevices of a 10,900-year-old stone tool in Escalante, Utah — the earliest evidence of wild potato use in North America.
TOMRA to showcase their optical sorting solutions at FoodPro 2017 in Sydney, Australia
TOMRA Sorting Solutions will join Heat and Control at Booth i41 at Foodpro 2017 in Sydney to showcase their wide range of optical sorting solutions.
US Pro Baseball teams cash in on specifically designed and branded Wise Snacks
Wise Foods has formed brand partnerships with two US Pro Baseball teams: the New York Mets play the Atlanta Braves
Updated estimates NEPG: EU North-Western potato area has increased
The total consumption potato area in North-Western Europe, has been estimated at 578.821 ha, which is 4.6% more than last year and 8.3% more than the 5 years average, according to the NEPG.