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McCain Foods commits to regenerative agricultural practices for all its potatoes by 2030
June 07, 2021
As part of today’s release of McCain’s 2020 Global Sustainability report Together, Towards Planet-Friendly Food, the company is pledging that it will be implementing regenerative agricultural practices across 100 per cent of its potato acreage by 2030.
How sustainable are the potato growers of Royal Avebe? FSA awards Gold status...
June 05, 2021
The potato growers of Royal Avebe participating in the Optimeel growing programme have been awarded Gold status according to the FSA 2.1 standard of the global platform SAI for sustainable agriculture.
Puffin Produce reduces water use for potato washing and polishing by 90 percent
June 05, 2021
Puffin Produce, a potato supplier in the United Kingdom, has reduced its water use to wash and polish its potatoes by 90% and electricity use by 40% as a result of a major equipment update provided by Haith.
UK Government awards GBP 2m to leading carbon capture and utilisation technology
June 02, 2021
British carbon capture and utilization company CCm Technologies has been awarded funding from Innovate UK to develop new modular Carbon Capture and Sequestration units.
Tesco Ireland Unveils Home-Recyclable Potato Packaging
June 01, 2021
Tesco has become the first retailer in Ireland to make its packaging for 1kg new season potatoes fully recyclable while also reducing the amount of paper used in its 2.5kg potato packaging.
México (Chihuahua): Reportan pérdidas de casi la totalidad de los cultivos de la región sur
May 31, 2021
La Sader reporta pérdidas de hasta el 90 por ciento en cultivos de maíz, frijol, papa, y sorgo forrajero, en los municipios de Guachochi , Balleza, Guadalupe y Calvo. Hay afectaciones en casi 22 mil productores de los cuales se tiene registro que el 80 porciento son indígenas.
How Does a Potato Feel?
May 27, 2021
Ever Wonder What A Potato Feels…? Hebrew University of Jerusalem Develops Bio-Sensor to Detect Early Signs of Plant Stress and Prevent Crop Failures from Worldwide Climate Changes.
Reconnecting the potato chain: Interpom 2021 is a go!
May 26, 2021
We can now confirm that INTERPOM will go ahead! From 28 to 30 November 2021, the global potato sector will be able to gather in Kortrijk Xpo, as it used to do in the past.
Tyrrells Crisps set to reduce carbon emissions by over 14% with switch to LNG
May 23, 2021
One of the UK’s largest potato crisp manufacturers, Tyrrells, has taken its latest step in a continued sustainability drive by converting its energy supply to liquefied natural gas (LNG) which will reduce its carbon emissions by over 14% per year.
Russian research: Smart vertical farm can produce 10 times more seed potatoes a year
May 20, 2021
Less than a year after the opening of the World-class Scientific Center 'Agrotechnologies for the Future', Russian scientists had a breakthrough: the first-ever vertical farm with dynamic LED lighting.