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Making a potato variety heat tolerant could be as simple as switching a single gene
Scientists have identified a version of a single gene involved in the heat stress response that is more active in potato types that can tolerate high temperature, potentially providing potato breeders a tool to make potato varieties less vulnerable to increased temperature.
Pueden convivir la papa, la ganadería y el turismo en los páramos colombianos? (Opinión)
El Acuerdo de Paz permite que los páramos, antes vedados para el turismo bogotano y los empresarios de la papa como inversionistas extractivitas, ahora estén abiertos y sean atractivos.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Snikiddy Relaunches Baked Fries Snack. With lots of Organic Ingredients, but no organic potato...
Snikiddy, a line of tasty snacks made from simple, wholesome, real-food ingredients, is revamping its beloved line of Baked Fries to now include 70 percent organic ingredients.
Simplot postpones commercial introduction of Innate GMO potatoes in Canada
Simplot Plant Sciences will not commercially launch its Innate GMO potatoes in Canada this year, despite regulatory approval and interest among potato farmers to grow these new potatoes
Doomsday? Svalbard Seed Vault flooded, threatened by Climate Change
Recent flooding of the global seed vault in Svalbard caused a stir, since it was designed to last forever. Luckily all seeds (including several thousand potato seeds) are OK, but already adaptations to the vault may be needed to deal with climate change.
Interpack 2017 sees record level international attendance
Interpack 2017 scored a record attendance of 2,865 exhibiting companies. Furthermore, 74% of the approximately the 170,500 visitors travelled to Düsseldorf from abroad, which is another record
Genetically engineered potatoes approved for Maine
With little fanfare, the Maine Board of Pesticides Control unanimously approved on Friday morning the registration of three new types of genetically engineered potatoes that have been developed by Simplot Plant Sciences.
Pepsico confirms ambitious new GHG emission targets are in line with keeping global warming below two degrees Celcius
PepsiCo has today confirmed that its ambitious new target for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction has been verified and approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative as being in line with what climate science says is necessary to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius.