Trends in landbouw en voedsel

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.
The JOMO is Real: Frito-Lay Predicts Couches and Comfort as the MVPs of Game Day
februari 10, 2024

Frito-Lay announces the annual Super Bowl Snack index: how you will snack on game day - on your couch

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.
The province and chain partners jointly reward Drenthe arable farmers for sustainable performance
februari 07, 2024

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

De provincie Drenthe start sa men met de ketenpartners een pilot voor akkerbouwers rondom belonen voor duurzaamheid. In de pilot worden de Kritische Prestatie Indicatoren (KPI’s) uit de Biodiversiteitsmonitor Akkerbouw in de praktijk getest.
FAO Food Price fell further in January mainly on lower wheat and maize prices
februari 07, 2024

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

The FAO Food Price Index*(FFPI) stood at 118.0 points in January 2024, down 1.2 points (1.0 percent) from its revised December level, as decreases in the price indices for cereals and meat more than offset an increase in the sugar price index, while those for dairy and vegetable oils only registered slight adjustments.
Argentina: mercado impredecible ante reformas en política económica
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.
New frying line to make Belgian fries even tastier
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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februari 05, 2024

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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februari 05, 2024

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.
Perú: lluvia y granizo perjudican la cosecha
februari 02, 2024

Perú: lluvia y granizo perjudican la cosecha

Distintas regiones de Perú se han visto afectadas por lluvias y granizadas que desmerecieron la producción. Los pequeños productores son los más afectados.
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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.
Netherlands: weather made the potato harvest very difficult
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.
Scientists make groundbreaking discovery that could secure our food supply using technology
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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januari 26, 2024

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.
New potato-threatening pathogens reported for first time in Pennsylvania, US
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

MAT-Harvesting brings DOWNS CropVision - a potato Sorter with AI-Powered Mobile Precision - to the US Market

The DOWNS CropVision®, a new optical sorter for unwashed potatoes, is now available in the United States Market via MAT-Harvesting.
McCain Foods Releases 2023 Global Sustainability Report
januari 24, 2024

McCain Foods Releases 2023 Global Sustainability Report

The progress McCain Foods is making towards its sustainability commitments was announced with the release of the company's annual Global Sustainability Report, which includes results from the past Fiscal Year.
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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

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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

Advances, including Texas french fry variety and nutrition qualities, to be discussed at National Potato Expo in Austin.
Delhi HC permits PepsiCo to claim patent for potato chips variety
januari 10, 2024

Delhi HC permits PepsiCo to claim patent for potato chips variety

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday ruled that PepsiCo can claim a patent for the potato variety grown for its potato chips.
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januari 10, 2024

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

DNA science is gaining ground in agriculture, and researchers are using it to develop potatoes that will thrive in Maine’s changing climate.
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januari 10, 2024

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

Climate change and genetic selection have brought root-knot nematodes further north in Europe and made cyst nematodes more difficult to control.
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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

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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

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januari 06, 2024

FAO Food Price index eased substantially in 2023

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España: aumentan los precios en el norte debido a una oferta limitada
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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december 28, 2023

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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december 27, 2023

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Agristo, Peka Kroef, Lamb Weston and Duynie have teamed up to create a groundbreaking partnership with a view to sustainability and ecological awareness.
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december 27, 2023

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december 26, 2023

Brasil: aumentan los precios pese a un aumento en la oferta

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december 26, 2023

España: rescatan variedad al borde de la desaparición

La universidad de Granada, España, rescata a una variedad llamada Copo de Nieve de su desaparición por haber sido abandonado su cultivo.
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Potato rugose stunting virus, a newly characterized potato virus

In the 1990s, a previously uncharacterized disease of viral aetiology was observed in cultivated potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) in Southern Peru.
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december 22, 2023

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december 21, 2023

Europatat calls for information about ongoing projects to control the spread of wireworms

Europatat, the European Potato Association, is calling upon researchers and industry professionals to share information about ongoing research, and any other related activities which will help to control the spread of wireworms in potatoes.
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december 20, 2023

El cambio climático y la producción de papa en Europa

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CD&R to Acquire Shearer's Foods from Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

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december 13, 2023

FAO Food Price Index overall unchanged in November

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december 11, 2023

World Potato Congress Inc. - Announcing the Resolution on the International Day of Potato by the United Nations

The World Potato Congress Inc. has announced that the resolution on the International Day of the Potato has been adopted by consensus of the United Nations General Assembly earlier this week.
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december 11, 2023

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december 11, 2023

Tummers E2E SteamClosure picks up Rabobank SMART Award

As E2E SteamClosure celebrates its one-year anniversary, Tummers has yet another reason to pop the champagne.
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december 10, 2023

World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar in English & Spanish on potato losses on December 12

World Potato Congress Inc. is pleased to present the Webinar: "Opening the Black Box of Losses in the Potato Value Chain" presented by Luciana Delgado on December 12
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Beyond Insecticide: How wireworm behaviour gives clues to managing their population

Wireworms are a common potato plant predator, living in soil and feeding on roots. They are notoriously difficult to control, and populations are increasing in farm fields across Canada
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november 30, 2023

McCain Foods launches new subsidiary, Presia Ag Insights, focused on potato yield forecasting, harvest time optimization and enhancement of on-farm sustainability practices

McCain Foods has announced the launch of Presia Ag Insights ("Presia").
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Researchers at UPEI experimenting with making hydrogen from potato peels

Researchers at UPEI are experimenting on food scraps, wood and UV light to produce hydrogen gas.
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november 29, 2023

UTIA PhD Student Bioengineers Potato Plant to Detect Gamma Radiation

PhD student Rob Sears engineered the potato plant, also known as a phytosensor, to indicate high radiation levels through changing leaf fluorescence.
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november 29, 2023

Bolivia: catastróficas granizadas afectan cultivos y familias

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november 27, 2023

Excessive rain delays potato harvest in North-western Europe, creating new uncertainties about the total production

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november 27, 2023

HZPC and CIP develop an early-maturing potato variety suitable for Vietnam: HCIP210

Vietnam has just welcomed a new potato variety HCIP210 developed through a public-private partnership.
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november 27, 2023

PepsiCo Announces Agriculture Accelerator Projects to Support Farmer Livelihoods, Scale Sustainable Innovation and Accelerate Regenerative Agriculture Across the Globe

PepsiCo 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.
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november 26, 2023

World Potato Congress Webinar: Fostering Potato Partnerships for Food Security

World Potato Congress Inc. is pleased to present the Webinar: "Declaration of Dublin and the World Potato Congress, Fostering Potato Partnerships for Food Security"
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november 26, 2023

PepsiCo sets goals to further reduce sodium and deliver more diverse ingredients in convenient foods portfolio

PepsiCo, Inc. unveiled new nutrition goals under its strategic transformation, PepsiCo Positive (pep+). The objectives focus on reducing sodium and enhancing nutritional value in consumer-preferred foods.
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november 23, 2023

Side Delights Shares Insights that Potatoes Pay Off During the Busy Holiday Season and Beyond

Side Delights shares insights on the retailer benefits of incremental potato sales through the holiday shopping season and beyond.
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november 23, 2023

Bühler boosts food innovation with new Application & Training Centers in Uzwil

Swiss technology group Bühler unveils its new food innovation hub in Uzwil, Switzerland, bringing together a diverse range of capabilities into a single location and setting a new stage for product and process development.
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november 22, 2023

Germicopa firma acuerdo exclusivo de representación en Argentina

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Brasil: bajan los precios por problemas de calidad
november 21, 2023

Brasil: bajan los precios por problemas de calidad

Cae el precio de la papa en Brasil debido a problemas de calidad.
Chile: baja levemente el precio de la papa
november 21, 2023

Chile: baja levemente el precio de la papa

En Chile la papa tiene una pequeña baja en el precio y se anticipa una reducción de hasta 10% antes de fin de año.
Sweet potato is a tropical plant which, despite its name, is not related to potatoes.
november 21, 2023

New recommendations and standards for sweet potatoes should facilitate international trade

While most of the United states is more focused on sweet potato recipes - as sweet potatoes are a tradional Thanksgiving dish - Industry is focused on their trading standards. Sweet potato is a tropical plant which, despite its name, is not related to potatoes.
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november 21, 2023

Join the Fun: Register Your School for 'Kids an die Knolle' 2024 – A Potato Education Program by the German Potato Trade Association (DKHV)

Schools all over Germany take part in "Kids an die Knolle", an educational program run by the German Potato Trade Association (DKHV).
Bryan Bender hosts the 2023 Leadership Institute class on his farm in Chambersburg, Pa., as the class traveled through New York and Pennsylvania in Feb. 2023.
november 20, 2023

Potato LEAF’s Leadership Institute Class of 2024 Announced

The Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) is pleased to announce the 2024 class of the potato industry’s Leadership Institute.
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november 18, 2023

Tong Engineering announces acquisition of Terry Johnson Ltd

Tong Engineering, UK vegetable handling equipment manufacturer, has announced the completed acquisition of Terry Johnson Ltd based in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, owner of the Swift Lift range of elevators and conveyors
Primer variedad genéticamente modificada en América Latina
november 14, 2023

América Latina: el futuro de la edición genética

Cieníficos argentinos están muy próximos a presentar la primer variedad de papa genéticamente modificada en todo América Latina.
FAO Food Price Index continues to drop, but at a slower pace
november 13, 2023

FAO Food Price Index continues to drop, but at a slower pace

The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 120.6 points in October 2023, down 0.7 points (0.5 percent) from September, continuing the downward trend and standing 14.8 points (10.9 percent) below its corresponding value a year ago.
november 13, 2023

Agrico en SeedNL bieden een inspirerend Symposium over de Transformatie Van Voedselsystemen

Tijdens het internationale symposium Food Systems Transformation pleiten deskundigen voor een meer strategische en langetermijnvisie op het bieden van voedselzekerheid en de noodzaak van transformatie van de huidige voedselsystemen.
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november 13, 2023

World Potato Congress Inc. Welcomes New International Advisors

The World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) is pleased to welcome Douglas Harley and Derek Roulston as International Advisors.
Zsofia Szendrei, professor in MSU's Department of Entomology
november 13, 2023

Research team led by MSU scientist receives USD 6 million USDA grant to study pest-management strategies for potato systems

A research team has received a USD 6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to study insect pest management strategies for United States potato production systems.
LAY’S® and Matt James Celebrate Friendsgiving with Mashed Potatoes Made from Lay’s Potato Chips.
november 09, 2023

LAY'S® and Matt James Celebrate Friendsgiving with Mashed Potatoes Made from Lay's Potato Chips

Friendsgiving season is here and Lay's® – America's favorite potato chip – is central to the dinner table with the brand's spin on the viral cooking hack turning Lay's potato chips into a favorite side dish: mashed potatoes.
McCain Foods USA and Partners Awarded USD 6.9 Million in Federal Funds for Sustainable Potato-Growing Projects in Wisconsin and Maine
november 08, 2023

McCain Foods USA, Campbell's Awarded USD 6.9 Million for Sustainable Potato-Growing Projects in Wisconsin and Maine

McCain Foods USA was awarded USD 6.9 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)
Funcionarias apilan los productos para las cajas
november 08, 2023

Crac: la primer industria de papas pai del mundo es brasileña

En el Brasil de 1980 se construyo la primer fabrica de 'batata palha' del mundo, un producto que hoy es denominador común para el consumo de papa frita en Brasil.
Una serie de algoritmos pueden identificar de manera rápida y precisa la marchitez temprana en papa. (Cortesía: archivo Unimedios)
november 08, 2023

Algoritmo para detección de enfermedades en papa ve la luz en Colombia

Un equipo Colombiano liderado por William Alfonso León Rueda, logró desarrollar un algoritmo capaz de identificar una enfermedad causada por el hongo Verticillium.
Gefu Wang-Pruski, Acting Dean and Principal, Faculty of AgricultureAppointment of Acting Dean & Principal, Faculty of Agriculture
november 06, 2023

Well-known potato researcher appointed as Acting Dean and Principal, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie

A well-known potato researcher, Dr. Gefu Wang-Pruski will commence a one-year term as Acting Dean and Principal, Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University, effective October 30, 2023.
Renaissance BioScience and Certis Belchim enter partnership for innovative biopesticide development
november 05, 2023

Renaissance BioScience and Certis Belchim enter partnership for innovative biopesticide development

Renaissance BioScience, a leader in bioengineering microbes for the global agriculture and food industries, has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with Certis Belchim, a global leader in the development of crop-protecting biocontrol agents that combat agricultural pests.
Food Africa and pacprocess MEA to launch in December with an even larger area
november 05, 2023

Food Africa and pacprocess MEA to launch in December with an even larger area

Following the success of Food Africa and pacprocess MEA last year, concrete plans to expand this year’s duo of trade fairs have begun. Here, exhibiting companies can expand their contacts in Africa and the Arab region in a targeted manner.
TOMRA Insight Foreign Materials Identification
november 02, 2023

TOMRA Food wins International FoodTec Award for foreign material identification

The foreign material identification accuracy of TOMRA Food's sorting and grading solutions has won a prestigious International FoodTec Award for 'using artificial intelligence and cloud technology to improve food safety, quality, and traceability while increasing process efficiency'.
The Little Potato Company spreads a little holiday happiness with new campaign.
november 02, 2023

The Little Potato Company spreads a little holiday happiness with new campaign.

The Little Potato Company, the number one Creamer potato company in North America, is making the holiday season even brighter with its A Little Holiday Happiness Is…' campaign.
Partnership for Sustainable Growth: Nordic Investor Alder Joins Forces with Insort to Revolutionize the Food Industry
november 01, 2023

Partnership for Sustainable Growth: Nordic Investor Alder Joins Forces with Insort to Revolutionize the Food Industry

Nordic financial investor Alder, focused on investing in technology companies that drive sustainable solutions, joins them, Insort, the expert in high-tech imaging solutions for the food industry, as an investor.
The former Minister of Agriculture and Livestock José Valín
november 01, 2023

La patata en España: pasado, presente y futuro.

Previo a la XVIII edición de la Feria Exaltación de la Patata de Herrera de Pisuerga que comenzó el pasado 28 de octubre, José Valín, quien ocupó la Consejería de Agricultura y Ganadería de la Junta de Castilla y León entre 1996 y 2007, fue entrevistado con respecto a las tendencias de la patata en España y las perspectivas a futuro.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Inaugurate the 2nd World Food India 2023, Taking Place in New Delhi from November 3-5
oktober 31, 2023

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Inaugurate the 2nd World Food India 2023, Taking Place in New Delhi from November 3-5

The event is expected to see a footfall of 100,000, igniting innovation, showcasing global collaboration, and positioning India as the epicenter of the future in food processing!
Enigma research helps growers tackle wireworm damage
oktober 31, 2023

Enigma research helps potato growers tackle wireworm damage

The Fera-led R&D project, Enigma I, is reporting impressive results halfway through its investigation into sustainable wireworm control – a pest issue causing significant annual yield losses in root vegetable and salad crops.
There’s a New Type of Potato in Stores That’s So Creamy You Don’t Even Need Butter
oktober 30, 2023

New Organic Potato brand available at Whole Foods in the North-East United States: Upstate Abundance

If you’re looking to up your potato game this holiday season, you’re in luck. There’s a new potato variety in town, and it’s said to be so creamy that you don’t need to add butter, cream, or anything else to dress it up - it’s delicious right from the field.
Farmers in the United Kingdom warn of rotting crops after Storm Babet flooding
oktober 26, 2023

UK farmers warn of rotting crops after Storm Babet flooding

Potato and cereal crops are likely to have been heavily damaged by the recent devastating floods across the United Kingdom, farmers have warned.
El precio de la papa en Ecuador aumentó más de un 30% en el último mes
oktober 25, 2023

El precio de la papa en Ecuador aumentó más de un 30% en el último mes

Según el listado de precios del mercado Mayorista de Ambato, el precio de la papa aumento entre un 30% y hasta un 50%—dependiendo de la variedad—en el último mes.
Una selección de los diferentes tipos de patatas fritas que ofrece el procesador de patatas holandés Farm Frites
oktober 23, 2023

Tendencias del mercado global de papas fritas

Se estima que para el 2031 el valor del mercado global de papas fritas supere los USD 92 mil millones. Esto supone un crecimiento de más del 50% con respecto a la valuación del mercado de 2021 realizada y publicada por allied market research en su estudio: "Frozen potato market".
Wayne Mansfield Mash production manager at Branston
oktober 19, 2023

UK potato supplier Branston to open state-of-the-art facility for mashed potato spring 2024

United Kingdom potato supplier Branston has announced it is opening a mashed potato facility to produce and supply leading UK supermarkets with the prepared family favourite starting in spring 2024.
oktober 18, 2023

Royal HZPC Group's growth and stability in financial year 2022/2023

For financial year 2022/2023, potato breeder Royal HZPC Group B.V. reports substantial growth in sales. Gerard Backx, CEO Royal HZPC Group B.V., underlines that the important growth in volume, is mainly in Asia and America.
Brasil: baja en costos de producción compensa tendencia de precios
oktober 18, 2023

Brasil: baja en costos de producción compensa tendencia de precios

Independientemente de las circunstancias más recientes en San Pablo y Minas Gerais, la tendencia de precios para la papa de consumo fresco en Brasil durante los últimos años ha sido a la baja.
Flying drone
oktober 17, 2023

Mumbai’s Drone Expo Showcases How The Power of Agriculture Drones Is Transforming Indian Farming

India's agricultural sector is experiencing a wave of innovation, with the introduction of new tools and technologies aimed at boosting crop productivity and profits for farmers.
Supply Chain Strain
oktober 17, 2023

Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) reacts to the measures proposed by the government of Canada to stabilize food prices

Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) recognizes the attempt by the federal government of Canada to alleviate the impact of rising food prices in Canada via the October 5th announcement.
Grimme EVO 260
oktober 17, 2023

GRIMME Group's ChangeSep and SmartFold Bag DLG Innovation Award in Silver at VDMA Information Exchange.

The Germany-headquartered company presented a series of innovations at the two-day event of the mechanical and plant machinery companies' network.
Nelia Alamo, IFPA exposition chair, vice president of marketing for Markon Cooperative
oktober 17, 2023

North American Produce sector meets in Anaheim, California at IFPA Global Produce & Floral Show

More than 1,000 exhibitors will debut their latest products and services, with a robust emphasis on technology and innovation, at The Global Produce & Floral Show, Oct. 19-21 in Anaheim, California.
‘Potatoes Forever!’ campaign launched in Europe to promote sustainable practices in the potato industry
oktober 16, 2023

‘Potatoes Forever!’ campaign launched in Europe to promote sustainable practices in the potato industry

Europe 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.
Tasteful Selections® Introducing Potatoes Your Way™ at IFPA
oktober 12, 2023

Tasteful Selections® Introducing Potatoes Your Way™ at IFPA Global Produce & Floral Show

Tasteful Selections®, a specialty potato brand from RPE LLC, continues to innovate to stay ahead of the evolving needs of retailers and consumers by introducing its new product, Potatoes Your Way™.
Princesa Amandine entra en el sector de retail con Makro
oktober 12, 2023

La variedad, Princesa Amandine, entra en el sector de retail con Makro

Princesa Amandine ha alcanzado un acuerdo de distribución comercial con la cadena Makro, líder de la distribución mayorista para hostelería en España, que ya está ofreciendo esta patata en sus lineales.
1,4-DMN Poised to Achieve CODEX MRL
oktober 11, 2023

Sprouting control agent 1,4-DMN Poised to Achieve CODEX MRL

Great news for potato producers: 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene (1,4- DMN), a naturally-occurring bio-control that enhances dormancy
Campos de papa cultivados
oktober 10, 2023

Temporada difícil para los productores de semilla en Europa afectará la disponibilidad para los mercados de exportación

La temporada de cultivo de 2023 trajo desafíos sin precedentes para los productores de semilla de papa en Europa. Condiciones climáticas desfavorables y una reducción en la superficie sembrada han provocado retrasos en la siembra, disminución de los rendimientos y una importante escasez de semilla.
Syngenta announces partnership with the Potato Sustainability Alliance to enhance on-farm sustainability reporting for potato growers
oktober 09, 2023

Syngenta announces partnership with the Potato Sustainability Alliance to enhance on-farm sustainability reporting for potato growers

Syngenta Canada announced a partnership with the Potato Sustainability Alliance (PSA) to bring on-farm sustainability insights on potato production using Syngenta’s Sustainable Outcomes for Agriculture (SOA) standard and Cropwise™ Sustainability mobile application.
Las altas temperaturas impactan la producción y oferta de papa en Brasil.
oktober 09, 2023

Las altas temperaturas impactan la producción y oferta de papa en Brasil

Las temperaturas extraordinariamente altas en las últimas dos semanas han afectado significativamente el mercado de la papa en Brasil. En San Pablo, Belo Horizonte y Rio de Janeiro se observa un aumento de precios en la oferta de un 3,14%, 6,78% y un 13,12% respectivamente.
FAO Food Price Index virtually unchanged in September
oktober 08, 2023

FAO Food Price Index virtually unchanged in September

The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 121.5 points in September 2023, almost unchanged from its value in August, as declines in the price indices of vegetable oils, dairy and meat had offset increases in the sugar and cereal price indices.
ANUFOOD India 2023 wraps up, charting a prosperous path for India's food & beverage sector
oktober 08, 2023

ANUFOOD India 2023 wraps up, charting a prosperous path for India's food & beverage sector

ANUFOOD India 2023, co-located with ANUTEC - International FoodTec India & PackEx India 2023, recently concluded at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, setting the stage for India's food & beverage industry growth.
Biggest-ever Gulfood Manufacturing 2023 to take global food production in a smarter, more sustainable direction
oktober 08, 2023

Biggest-ever Gulfood Manufacturing 2023 to take global food production in a smarter, more sustainable direction

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has announced that Gulfood Manufacturing, the most influential annual food and beverage (F&B) manufacturing event in the world, will take place from 7-9 November 2023.
GB Potatoes appoints Scott Walker as its new CEO
oktober 05, 2023

Former NFU chief commits to give British potato industry a voice

Former Chief Executive of NFU Scotland, Scott Walker, has been appointed as the new part-time CEO for GB Potatoes.
Trimble and AGCO to Form Joint Venture to Better Serve Farmers Worldwide with Mixed Fleet Precision Agriculture Solutions
oktober 05, 2023

Trimble and AGCO to Form Joint Venture to Better Serve Farmers Worldwide with Mixed Fleet Precision Agriculture Solutions

Trimble announced a definitive agreement to form a joint venture with AGCO to better serve farmers with factory fit and aftermarket applications in the mixed fleet precision agriculture market.
Agri dept of West Bengal (India) sets 2030 target to become self-reliant in seed potato production
oktober 02, 2023

International Potato Center (CIP) supports West Bengal in becoming self-reliant in seed potato production by 2030

The state Agriculture department of West Bengal (India) recently set a target of attaining self-sufficiency in the production of seed potato by 2030. CIP is supporting the effort with their technology
Tata Consumer in Discussions to Acquire 51% Stake in Haldiram's
oktober 01, 2023

Tata Consumer in Discussions to Acquire 51% Stake in Haldiram's: Report

India's largest conglomerate, the Tata Group, is looking for a substantial bite of one of the countries top two snack manufacturers, Haldiram's. The snack maker is reportedly asking for USD 10 billion valuation which corresponds to 6.6 times its annual revenue of USD 1.5 billion.
Author: Dr. Horia Groza, University of Wisconsin-Madison, retired
oktober 01, 2023

The Nutritional Power of Potato: Carbohydrates

The journalist, Ben Feller, wrote, in 2009, an interesting story titled "The President and the Potato." David Letterman hosted President Barack Obama at his talk show and offered 10 funny reasons why his guest accepted to come. But Obama stopped him, saying, "The reason I’m here? I want to see that heart-shaped potato."
Harry Tinson, General Manager at HarvestEye
september 27, 2023

Ag sensor company HarvestEye appoints Harry Tinson as its new general manager

Crop Insights tool HarvestEye has announced the appointment of Harry Tinson as its new general manager, bringing to the team expertise in global B2B sales from across the engineering and transport sectors.
september 27, 2023

Aardappel coöperatie Agrico neemt de pootgoed-activiteiten van Royal ZAP over

Agrico neemt de pootgoed-activiteiten van Royal ZAP over. Met deze overname zet Agrico een stap in groei van haar areaal om aan de vraag te kunnen voldoen.
Growing Nitrogen: Plants like this vetch plant with long roots can produce lots of nitrogen once they become established.
september 27, 2023

Start growing your own nitrogen

Four 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 the Hot Potato Podcast
september 26, 2023

McCain Foods has launched a new podcast, the 'Hot Potato', stressing the importance of regenerative agriculture

Potato 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.
Snack A Jacks Bagless Multipacks
september 25, 2023

Walkers introduces 'Bagless' multipacks for Snack A Jacks to reduce plastic use

PepsiCo is trialling new multipack packaging for their Snack A Jacks range. Packs on shelves in Tesco stores across the United Kingdom will now use 86% less plastic on their outer packaging when compared with the previous multipack design.
Beautiful or ugly? To a no-tiller, soybean stubble with cover crops peeking through in late fall is a beautiful sight. To those who no-till, chiseling or plowing is "farming ugly."
september 25, 2023

Five reasons to skip fall tillage

Moving away from reliance on tillage is a tough change to make. Sure, there are times when tillage could be considered.
Late blight pathogen on a leaf. (Courtesy:The Sainsbury Laboratory)
september 23, 2023

Potatoes with the right antennas: Origin of novel broad resistance to late blight found in wild potato relatives

All over the world, huge quantities of crop protection agents are sprayed to control potato blight (Phytophthora infestans). European researchers find out more on the ongoing battle between the plant and its invader.
Royal HZPC group building
september 18, 2023

Cybercrime hits potato company Royal HZPC Group hard

On Thursday, September 14, 2023, potato breeder Royal HZPC Group B.V. became a target of a form of cybercrime. A large amount of money was transferred to a bank account of criminals.
Bayer Serenade
september 16, 2023

Bayer finds in-furrow application of biological fungicide Serenade boosts potato quality and potato vitality

Serenade is a biological fungicide based on a living bacterium derived from nature. In extensive trials, Bayer identified a number of positive effects on the potato crop.
Taylor Grant, Leah Halverson and Bryan Jones: The Next Generation of Potato Farmers
september 16, 2023

Feeding America: Introducing the Next Generation Potato Farmers

A new generation of potato farmers uses cutting-edge instruments and methods to progress farms and preserve the soil for future generations all over the United States, often in unexpected areas.
FAO Food Price Index drops in August, reversing the slight rebound of the previous month
september 13, 2023

FAO Food Price Index drops in August, reversing the slight rebound of the previous month

The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 121.4 points in August 2023, down 2.6 points (2.1 percent) from July, reversing the rebound registered last month and pushing the index as much as 38.3 points (24.0 percent) below its peak reached in March 2022.
Dairy free DUG Potato Drink - Use as Milk
september 12, 2023

'DUG potato drink' challenges milk around the world with partnerships in China, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Poland

Veg of Lund continued its international expansion plans and launched the DUG brand plant-based milk in Germany, Poland, Japan, and Italy.
Dick Hylkema, director of the Nederlandse Aardappel Organisatie (NAO)
september 12, 2023

Dutch potato chain could play a very important international role

The Netherlands' development as an agricultural country and retaining enough farmland. And ensuring potatoes remain in Dutch consumers' minds.
‘Climate breakdown’: 2023 likely to be hottest year humanity has experienced in European countries
september 10, 2023

‘Climate breakdown’: 2023 expected to be hottest year humanity has experienced

Scientists confirmed this week that summer 2023 was the hottest season the world has ever seen by a large margin. Europe is warming almost twice as fast as the global average, at about 2.2C above pre-industrial times.

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