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WPC Webinar - January 24, 2020 with Dr. David Douches
The World Potato Congress (WPC) continues with its webinar series in its 2020 on January 24, with a webinar featuring Dr. David Douches of 'Feed the Future – Biotechnology Potato Partnership'
Grant of new US patent for Hybrid True Potato Seed development
Solynta today announced the grant of U.S. Patent Serial No. 10,524,436 entitled ‘Hybrid Potato Breeding’. The patent claims Solynta’s methods of producing potato inbreds and hybrids that are propagated from true seed.
Luz verde para levantar la prohibición de plantar patata en siete concellos.
La Xunta de Galicia y el Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación acordaron ayer el levantamiento de la prohibición de plantar patata en siete de los 14 concellos de las comarcas de Ferrol, Eume y Ortegal afectados por la polilla guatemalteca...
Pepsico becomes major shareholder in Ethiopian Potato Chips company Senselet
PepsiCo joins Veris as a major shareholder in Senselet Food Processing Plc in Ethiopia. Senselet, founded in 2015, today has a leading market position in Ethiopia with its SUN Chips brand that is being produced from locally sourced potatoes.
Peak of the Market's Potahto Week Returns to Winnipeg February 21 - March 1
Registration is now open for restaurants hoping to be crowned champion during the 3rd annual Potahto Week presented by Peak of the Market. The 10-day event challenges restaurants to put forward a signature dish made with Manitoba grown potatoes...
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Equipment manufacturer Haith doubles presence at Potato Expo
The Haith Group, a leading manufacturer of vegetable handling equipment is doubling its presence at this year's Potato Expo, having not one, but two booths.
Bolivia's Potatoes are Vanishing
For centuries, Humberto Limachi’s ancestors have cultivated potatoes and turned them into a freeze-dried product called the chuño. It’s a staple food for Bolivia’s Aymara indigenous community. Limachi teaches his young children how the chuño is prepared.
The long, hard road to profiting from potatoes
For as long as Monique Vlok can remember, her father, Frans, produced vegetables on rented land near Citrusdal. When the company he worked for was bought out, he took his package and in 2003 cashed in all his investments to buy the farm Valskuil.