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PepsiCo Announces Agriculture Accelerator Projects to Support Farmer Livelihoods, Scale Sustainable Innovation and Accelerate Regenerative Agriculture Across the Globe
november 27, 2023PepsiCo recently announced the third year of its global agriculture program, the Positive Agriculture Outcomes (PAO) Accelerator, by backing eight new innovation projects across nine countries.
McCain Foods USA, Campbell's Awarded USD 6.9 Million for Sustainable Potato-Growing Projects in Wisconsin and Maine
november 08, 2023McCain Foods USA was awarded USD 6.9 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)
‘Potatoes Forever!’ campaign launched in Europe to promote sustainable practices in the potato industry
oktober 16, 2023Europe has unveiled a EUR 3.2 million (USD 3.4 million) initiative, named “Potatoes Forever!“, aimed at educating the public about sustainable practices within the fresh potato industry. The campaign, set to span three years, will primarily target France and Italy.
Start growing your own nitrogen
september 27, 2023Four studies released from 2019 to 2023 by the University of Illinois show that on average, 67% of nitrogen found in corn comes from sources occurring in the soil. Researchers labeled nitrogen fertilizers applied with N15 to identify naturally occurring nitrogen vs. synthetic nitrogen.
McCain Foods has launched a new podcast, the 'Hot Potato', stressing the importance of regenerative agriculture
september 26, 2023Potato processor McCain Foods has launched a new podcast, 'Hot Potato'. This inspirational series explains what regenerative agriculture in and why it is important. You learn where the food industry is heading and why a transition to sustainable farming is required to prevent climate change. Collaboration is essential to get this done.
PepsiCo and Walmart to Support Regenerative Agriculture
juli 27, 2023PepsiCo and Walmart today announced a 7-year collaboration to pursue USD 120 million worth of investments focused on supporting U.S. and Canadian farmers in their pursuit to improve soil health and water quality.
Research Chair Potato Sustainability coming to University of Manitoba (UM) thanks to 19 industry partners
juli 23, 2023The potato is one of the most important food crops in the world, a staple in meals for more than a billion people worldwide, and University of Manitoba (UM) is leading the way globally in the future of potato production and processing.
McCain Foods brings back fan favourite TV character Barb to talk about sustainability on National French Fry Day.
juli 16, 2023Every year, the earth loses 12 million hectares of farmable land due to erosion. That’s roughly one soccer field every few seconds. Erosion ruins farmable soil, and a lack of farmable soil means that the future of potatoes, and fries, are at stake.
Soil Erosion: A Looming Threat to Farmers
juni 28, 2023Soil erosion, a natural process exacerbated by human activities, poses a significant challenge to agricultural sustainability worldwide. This relentless force gradually strips away fertile topsoil, leaving a devastating impact on farmers and the environment.