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McDonald's announces it's working to ditch Plastic Straws
McDonald’s restaurants in the UK and Ireland will complete transition to paper straws in 2019; In Belgium the QSR chain is testing alternatives to plastic straws and trials are planned in the United States, France, Sweden, Norway and Australia later this year.
World Potato Congress highlights scientific advances
Tubers were the talk of the town in Cusco, Peru during the week of May 27, when the 10th World Potato Congress (WPC) and the 28th Congress of the Latin American Potato Association (ALAP) were held together for the first time.
Free-from foods: a global trend and its headache for food manufacturers
More and more consumers demand 'free-from' foods. The trend has been steadily rising over the past decade, following a global call for more natural ingredients.
Preparation for Potato Europe 2018 well underway
Preparations for this year's PotatoEurope exhibition are progressing well, with planting now complete at the event venue, Rittergut Bockerode farm, near Hanover in Germany
European potato sector concludes successful Europatat Congress
Europatat Congress 2018 was attended by over 90 participants from 21 countries and received very positive feedback, in particular regarding the high quality of the speakers and their refreshing and inspiring messages.
Las bolsas derivadas de la papa son una opción reciclable
Las personas no acostumbran reciclar y las bolsas de plástico tardan más de 100 años en degradarse. Pero existen alternativas ecoamigables que se convierten en agua, biomasa (humus), sales minerales o dióxido de carbono.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Lamb Weston saves energy with installation efficient refrigeration equipment
Potato Processor Lamb Weston recently implemented new refrigeration equipment in its Hermiston plant, which company executives said will save 12 million kilowatt hours annually.
European Commission bans all outdoor uses of neonicotinoids
The European Commission decided on Friday April, 27 2018 to impose a complete ban on neonicotinoids, referring to the risk they pose to wild bees and honeybees.
Saturday, April 28, 2018