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Pepsico India's ownership of Potato variety FL-2027 again challenged in farmer protests
November 26, 2019
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.
Philippines: Benguet potato growers reported double yield with seed potatoes from Canada
July 22, 2019
According to the Philippines Department of Agriculture (DA), Benguet potato farmers reported a double yield with the use of seed potatoes from Canada.
The FC5 potato variety is grown exclusively for PepsiCo's popular Lay's potato chips.
May 03, 2019
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 under pressure to drop lawsuits for growing its potato variety without permission
April 24, 2019
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.
Pepsico sews Gujarat potato farmers growing its proprietary varieties without authorization
April 16, 2019
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.
Madhya Pradesh Poor supply of potato increases production cost of chips
February 12, 2019
Poor supply of potato in Madhya Pradesh in spot market and higher prices have escalated cost of production of chips manufacturers by over 10 per cent. The rise is likely to make packaged chips more expensive.
Philippines lowers tax rate on potato import for chip manufacturers
October 30, 2018
A new order issued in the Philip[pines allows for the import of more potatoes at a low rate (3%), exclusively for use for the production of potato chips
Pepsico to invest $5 million by 2020 to expand its sustainable farming programme in India.
October 30, 2018
Snacks and beverages manufacturer PepsiCo plans to invest $5 million by 2020 to expand its sustainable farming programme in India.
Indian state Odisha testing out cultivation of Chipsona for potato chips production
September 28, 2018
The government in the Indian state Odisha has started producing potato variety ‘Chipsona’ on experimental basis in Koraput in anticipation of plans by Pepsico to establish a potato chips manufacturing unit in the region
Potato Production in China to rebound this marketing year
January 01, 2018
According to a GAIN-report prepared by the USDA staff in Beijing, China’s fresh potato production in marketing year 2017-2018 is forecast at 97 million metric tons, a five percent increase from the estimated 92 million metric tons in the previous year.

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