PotatoPro Feed Food Trends https://www.potatopro.com/ en Potatoes continue to pack a punch for Irish family enterprise https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/potatoes-continue-pack-punch-irish-family-enterprise Smaller pack sizes and new packaging formats that allow potatoes to be microwaved for convenience, are among the industry trends being embraced by K&K Produce, which is based in Fingal, Co. Dublin. Thu, 24 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Malik Isaev 127303 US Online Grocery Sales hit USD8.4 billion in April, up 16% vs prior year https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/us-online-grocery-sales-hit-usd84-billion-april-16-vs-prior-year The US online grocery market finished April with $8.4 billion in sales, as 67.8 million households placed an average of 2.73 online grocery orders during the month. Thu, 24 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Malik Isaev 127300 Zimbabwe: Matabeleland South Potato Producer Laments Lockdown Induced Losses https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/zimbabwe-matabeleland-south-potato-producer-laments-lockdown-induced-losses The prolonged Covid-19 lockdown has brought more harm to potato production that any other crop being produced in Zimbabwe at the Agricultural Rural Development Authority (ARDA) Trek Antelope Estate in Maphisa, Matabeleland South. Thu, 24 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Malik Isaev 127299 Re-educating Nigerian Potato growers: from farming as a culture to farming as a business https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/re-educating-nigerian-potato-growers-farming-culture-farming-business The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has commenced training for Irish potato farmers in Kano. The training which began on Monday, June 21, will end on Friday, June 25, 2021. Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Ekaterina Carreras 127298 Side Delights Potatoes: menu tips for the Return of the in-person Party https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/side-delights-potatoes-menu-tips-return-person-party Side Delights is providing menu tips for event planners as party planning begins and consumers celebrate the return of the roaring twenties. Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Ekaterina Carreras 127297 Potato nutrients can help reduce sodium retention, may help reduce risk of hypertension https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/potato-nutrients-can-help-reduce-sodium-retention-may-help-reduce-risk-hypertension New study finds that individuals with higher cardiometabolic risk may benefit from adding more dietary potassium, via potatoes, to a typical American diet Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Malik Isaev 127293 Iraq: New potato processing project to create more than 500 jobs https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/iraq-new-potato-processing-project-create-more-500-jobs Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Thursday laid the foundation stone of a potato production factory in Duhok, set to provide 500 jobs and make use of local potato products. Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Ekaterina Carreras 127285 Research: Resilience and innovation in the agricultural sector in Europe https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/research-resilience-and-innovation-agricultural-sector-europe Wageningen University & Research has conducted research into the resilience of the agricultural sector. How do farmers keep in step with their environment? Examples include the changing weather conditions, climate change and government policy. Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Malik Isaev 127282 Impact of sustainability agenda McCain Foods in India https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/impact-sustainability-agenda-mccain-foods-india In line with the Global Sustainability Strategy and Commitments, McCain released its Global Sustainability Report with a focus on India, for the first time, to track progress across its sustainability pillars for the year 2020. Mon, 21 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Ekaterina Carreras 127266 FAO Conference endorses new Strategic Framework to drive agri-food systems transformation https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/fao-conference-endorses-new-strategic-framework-drive-agri-food-systems-transformation Members of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today endorsed the new Strategic Framework that will drive the Organization's efforts to transform agri-food systems and address hunger, poverty, and inequality over the next decade. Mon, 21 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Ekaterina Carreras 127265 Burger King® Rolls Out Green Packaging Pilot Program https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/burger-king%C2%AE-rolls-out-green-packaging-pilot-program BK® Tests Alternatives for Cutlery, Straws, Drink Lids, Frypods®, Whopper® Wrappers and Napkins and Expands Loop Reusables Test in Partnership with The Coca-Cola Company and Kraft Heinz. Mon, 21 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Malik Isaev 127248 Kenya: Potato imports by fast-food firms to attract 30pc duty https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/kenya-potato-imports-fast-food-firms-attract-30pc-duty Major fast-food joints rely on imports from as far as Egypt and South Africa for the potatoes they use for French fries. Mon, 21 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Ekaterina Carreras 127237 Reading Bakery Systems Promotes Steve Moya to Manager of the RBS Science and Innovation Center https://www.potatopro.com/news/2021/reading-bakery-systems-promotes-steve-moya-manager-rbs-science-and-innovation-center Reading Bakery Systems (RBS), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of baked snack production systems, has announced the promotion of Steve Moya to Manager, RBS Science and Innovation Center. Sat, 19 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Malik Isaev 127257