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Colombia: Productores de papa inician censo para determinar daños por heladas
El presidente de Fedepapa, Germán Palacio, reportó que las heladas que desde finales de diciembre de 2019 y en los primeros días de enero de 2020 han causado daños en las zonas productoras del alimento en Boyacá, Cundinamarca, Santander y otros.
Monday, January 20, 2020
In Ireland, 5% of the potatoes is still to be dug.
The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) estimates that 5% of the potato crop across the country remains in the ground. That said some farmers have a lot more acres remaining than others, depending on the weather they were greeted with in the past few months.
Bolivia's Potatoes are Vanishing
For centuries, Humberto Limachi’s ancestors have cultivated potatoes and turned them into a freeze-dried product called the chuño. It’s a staple food for Bolivia’s Aymara indigenous community. Limachi teaches his young children how the chuño is prepared.
The European Parliament declares climate emergency
EU should commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the UN Conference, says Parliament.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Extreme weather hits potato processors in the UK for the second year in a row
Potato processors in the United Kingdom and their growers express again extreme concern about the potato supply, due to wet weather and potato varieties grown for processing in particular affected.
Making The Future Of Food Sustainable
Nicolai Prytz, sustainability and strategy director at TOMRA, has looked at how businesses, consumers and policymakers can help make the future of food sustainable.
Monday, November 25, 2019
Potato shortage looms on Prairies
Potato processing plants in Manitoba and Alberta may not run at full capacity this winter. About 20,000 acres of potatoes were in the ground in Manitoba as of the middle of October, and growers needed two weeks of favourable weather to harvest the crop.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Frito-Lay Modesto Snack Plant replaces diesel-powered freight equipment with 'lab' for more sustainable solutions
Snack company Frito-Lay aims to replace all of its existing diesel-powered freight equipment with zero-emission (ZE) and near-zero emission (NZE) technologies at its Modesto, California manufacturing and distribution facility.