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MSU professors Jiming Jiang and David Douches. (Courtesy: MSU)
februari 27, 2024

Michigan State University researchers further unravel the mechanism of cold induced sweetening in potatoes

Michigan State University professors Jiming Jiang and David Douches has discovered a key mechanism behind the darkening and potential health concerns associated with cold-stored potatoes. 
Argentina: primer producción de papa con huella de carbono certificada
februari 26, 2024

Argentina: primer producción de papa con huella de carbono certificada

El Parque Papas y Yara unen fuerzas para llevar adelante la primer producción de papas con huella de carbono certificada del mundo.
Potato IPM logo
februari 25, 2024

Potatoes USA - Supported research into Neonic alternatives receives USDA funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) recently announced funding for a four-year, Potatoes USA-supported research project to develop and evaluate potential alternatives to neonicotinoids for pest management of potato crops.
Lays New Sweet & Spicy Honey Flavored Potato Chips
februari 21, 2024

LAY'S® Says Hello to Swicy™ with New Sweet & Spicy Honey Flavored Potato Chips and Beloved Reality TV Duo Cameron & Lauren Hamilton

Lay's® debuts of its latest flavor innovation: Lay's® Sweet & Spicy Honey flavored chips.
Future of Frozen Food 2024 Uncovers Hottest Frozen Food Trends Emerging for 2024
februari 21, 2024

Future of Frozen Food 2024 Uncovers Hottest Frozen Food Trends Emerging for 2024

Globally inspired flavors, evolving use of kitchen appliances, and a surge in breakfast foods are just some of the emerging trends identified in Future of Frozen Food 2024
Brasil: precios altos tras el carnaval, importación continua
februari 20, 2024

Brasil: precios altos tras el carnaval, importación continua

Precios en Brasil se mantienen al alza pese a una demanda debil. La importación desde Argentina se mantiene constante.
José González, consejero de Medio Rural de la Xunta de Galicia
februari 14, 2024

España: Galicia apuesta por la producción de patatas

Entrevista a un exponente del medio rural en Galicia, España. La apuesta de la región por la patata es grande.
España: nueva logica de fertilización
februari 14, 2024

España: nueva logica de fertilización

El pacto verde complejiza el cultivo de patatas en Europa debido a las restricciones en el uso de fertilizantes. España debe adaptarse para sobrevivir.
Simplot's Portage la Prairie Plant
februari 13, 2024

Simplot Fertilizer and Potato Processing Plants Recognized for Energy Efficiency

A sustainable business. A healthy planet. A responsibility to all. Purposeful actions that benefit our world and the bottom line ensure successful operations at Simplot now and well into the future.
Tecno Alimentaria Valenciana (TAV) - Hera Smart Flavour Solid system
februari 12, 2024

Savory Snack Trends in 2024: Opportunities in the Snack Industry

Snacks are an important part of the diet of consumers around the world. By 2024, the global snacks market is expected to reach USD 1.2 trillion.
Iscon Balaji Foods' Sustainable Potato Farm Revolution: Transforming Lives, Securing Futures
februari 12, 2024

Iscon Balaji Foods' Sustainable Potato Farm Revolution: Transforming Lives, Securing Futures

Iscon Balaji Foods Pvt Ltd's growing French fry production has caused a revolution in potato cultivation that has transformed the lives of over 8,000 farmers across India.
Robotic Case Packing for the 2020s: 5 Ways Automation Improves Efficiency
februari 12, 2024

Robotic Case Packing for the 2020s: 5 Ways Automation Improves Efficiency

Increased operational costs, energy efficiency regulations, and rising labor costs are driving the demand for robotic solutions. The robotic case-packing industry has been growing steadily in response to these needs. It's estimated that the industry could reach USD 70 billion by the end of next year.

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The first-ever Super Bowl in Las Vegas will be among the year's most exciting cultural moments – but for a staggering 81% of Americans, watching it all from the couch is much better.
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februari 07, 2024

Dutch province Drenthe and potato chain partners push sustainability by rewarding farmers

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februari 07, 2024

FAO Food Price fell further in January mainly on lower wheat and maize prices

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februari 07, 2024

Argentina: mercado impredecible ante reformas en política económica

En el Mercado Central de Buenos Aires la oferta abunda, la demanda es poca, pero los precios no paran de subir.
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februari 06, 2024

New pilot frying line to make Belgian fries even tastier

Nothing as Belgian as a tasty packet of fries. But sustainably producing fries requires a lot of knowledge, development and collaboration with companies and researchers.
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februari 05, 2024

Utz Brands Announces Sale of Brands and Assets to 'Our Home'

Utz Brands, Inc., a leading US based manufacturer of branded salty snacks, has announced that certain of its subsidiaries including Utz Quality Foods, LLC have entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of certain assets and brands to Our Home™
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Kate Trufitt’s six month journey at the helm of Potatoes New Zealand

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Brasil: aumenta el ritmo de cosecha y caen los precios
februari 05, 2024

Brasil: aumenta el ritmo de cosecha y caen los precios

Caen los precios en Brasil debido a que disminuyeron las lluvias y pudo avanzarse con la cosecha.
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februari 05, 2024

Kellanova set to achieve 90 percent renewable electricity across North America in 2024

Kellanova has announced that the maker of Pringles® is on track to reach its goal of creating a climate-positive future
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Insort Names Markus Schlagbauer as New CEO

Insort, the leading provider of innovative sorting solutions for the food industry, announces a significant change in the company‘s management.
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februari 04, 2024

Potato Sustainability Alliance Elects Executive Committee

The Potato Sustainability Alliance’s (PSA) Board of Directors selected new executive committee members at its winter board meeting held last month month during the 2024 Potato Expo in Austin, Texas.
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februari 02, 2024

Pack your potatoes in packaging entirely from the same material and without a clip: Manter MoNo Clipper

Across the entire packaging industry, there is increasing demand for simple and fully recyclable packaging.
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februari 02, 2024

Perú: lluvia y granizo perjudican la cosecha

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februari 02, 2024

Colombia: preocupación de productores por tendencias del mercado

La tendencia del consumo de papa es a la baja en Colombia y preocupa a los miembros del sector productivo que deben lidiar también con problemas de costos y el clima.
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januari 29, 2024

Weather in the Netherlands made the potato harvest very difficult

In the Netherlands, the weather affected the potato harvest and raises many questions about the future of production in the country.
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januari 27, 2024

Groundbreaking discovery could slash carbon footprint of fertilizer

Scientists have developed a more planet-friendly way to produce fertilizer, which is an essential component of global food systems.
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januari 26, 2024

Fruit Logistica 2024: Harvest Eye to launch handheld version and expands capabilities beyond potatoes

Machine learning driven crop insights tool HarvestEye will be exhibiting on the global agronomy stage at Fruit Logistica. Fitting to harvesting or grading equipment provides visibility on the size, shape and mapping variability of potatoes and now also onions.
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januari 26, 2024

This dirt-powered fuel cell can become a perfect power supply for agricultural sensors

A Northwestern University-led team of researchers has developed a new fuel cell that harvests energy from microbes living in dirt.
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Sustainability at Goodrich Cereals: Nurturing Nature, Nourishing Future

Goodrich Cereals, a manufacturer specialized in the production of dehydrated potato products based in Haryana, India, not only focuses on the quality of its products, but also embraces innovation and sustainability.
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januari 25, 2024

New potato-threatening pathogens reported for first time in Pennsylvania, United States

Researchers of the Pennsylvania State University identified potential threats to the local potato crop by collecting potato stems or tubers that exhibited symptoms of black leg or soft rot from 26 potato fields. They were able to isolate, culture and identify 456 samples of bacteria infecting potatoes.
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januari 24, 2024

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januari 24, 2024

McCain Foods Releases 2023 Global Sustainability Report

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januari 24, 2024

China: developments in new technology for virus detection in just 5 minutes

China develops a new method for detecting viruses in potatoes capable of providing results in just 5 minutes.
Quantum Leap in Capacity: Iscon Balaji Eyes Growing French Fries Demand
januari 24, 2024

Quantum Leap in Capacity: Iscon Balaji Eyes Growing French Fries Demand

Buoyed by the growing demand of French Fries from consumers all over the world, food processor Iscon Balaji Foods Pvt Ltd from India has undertaken a quantum leap in capacity expansion.
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januari 23, 2024

Kuipers Food Processing Machinery and Lalesse Extrusion join forces

As of January 1st, 2024, the assets and business activities of Lalesse Extrusion are integrated into Kuipers Food Processing Machinery.
PepsiCo products are being pulled from some grocery stores in Europe over price hikes
januari 23, 2024

Supermarket chain Carrefour pulls Lays Chips off the shelves in France over price hikes

Global supermarket chain Carrefour will stop selling PepsiCo products in it stores in France, Belgium, Spain and Italy
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januari 22, 2024

Colombia: el sector productivo llama a defender la industria nacional

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januari 22, 2024

Pringles make a major change to its tube packaging - and says it will prevent crisps from breaking too

Pringles make a major change to its tube packaging - and says it will prevent crisps. Most Britons will be familiar with the famous Pringles tube - but the crisp brand is now making a huge change to its packaging.
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januari 11, 2024

Texas A&M Potato Breeding Program highlights market, varietal expansions

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januari 10, 2024

Delhi HC permits PepsiCo to claim patent for potato chips variety

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New head of breeding program wants to save Maine potatoes from climate change

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Plant-parasitic nematodes on the rise: WUR launches major research project

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januari 08, 2024

Ecuador: aumentan los precios debido a baja en la oferta

Aumentan los precios de la papa en Ecuador debido a baja oferta. Sector gastronómico se ve especialmente afectado.
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januari 08, 2024

Potato varieties react differently to reduced nitrogen fertilization: thesis

The German Potato Industry Association (DKHV) honored Christin Meyer's thesis on nitrogen fertilization of (starch) potatoes, research carried out at the University of Göttingen.
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januari 08, 2024

Practice meets science - UNIKA/DKHV technology committees visit the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

The Technology Commission of the UNIKA and the Technology Committee of the German Potato Trade Association served as discussion partners and sources of inspiration. V. (DKHV) was invited to the geoecology working group at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) in December.
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januari 07, 2024

Farmers are being called on to help train robots to spot slugs and the damage they cause to arable crops.

The ground-breaking trial, set to start in the spring, will equip the 'Slug Sleuths' with special rigs designed to improve the complex machine-learning algorithms used to identify the slimy pests.
januari 06, 2024

Nederlandse Akkerbouw Vakbond: Contract prijzen voor consumptie-aardappelen moeten 10 procent omhoog in 2024

De Nederlandse Akkerbouw Vakbond heeft weer de verwachte kostprijs van consumptieaardappelen voor het komende seizoen berekend. De kostprijs vertoont een lichte stijging t.o.v. de verwachte kostprijs van oogst 2023.
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januari 06, 2024

FAO Food Price index eased substantially in 2023

The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) stood at 118.5 points in December 2023, down 1.8 points (1.5 percent) from its November level, as decreases in the price indices for sugar, vegetable oils and meat more than offset increases in dairy products and cereals.
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januari 05, 2024

España: aumentan los precios en el norte debido a una oferta limitada

Aumentan los precios en el norte de España debido a una reducción en la oferta producto de los problemas meteorológicos en Europa.
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januari 05, 2024

Potato Expo 2024: HarvestEye to showcase machine learning potato insights at Austin show

Machine-Learning driven crop insights tool, HarvestEye is set to showcase its refreshed 2.0 system at North America’s largest potato industry trade show Potato Expo.
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januari 02, 2024

Too hot? Spicy Doritos seasoning sparks Adelaide workplace safety complaint

Workers at a crisp factory in South Australia have complained that a spicy ingredient is affecting their health.
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CIP Introduces Zero Tillage Potato Farming Innovation in India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Peru

Zero tillage not only boosts soil fertility and raises carbon stocks but also prolongs the potato growing season by harnessing the residual moisture after the rice harvest.

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