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The Challenges of the Potato Industry: Interview with Marc Van Herreweghe, CEO of Mydibel and New Chairman of Belgapom
In this interview, Marc Van Herreweghe, the new Chairman of Belgapom and CEO of Mydibel, discusses the challenges this Belgian Potato Association faces going forward, as well as sustainability issues and problems related to recent weather conditions.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Two Farmers launch Herefordshire inspired potato crisps in compostable package
The Two Farmers crisps line has been unveiled as a new series of snack chips for consumers in the United Kingdom to enjoy that are sure to satisfy their desire for a crispy indulge that doesn't come at the expense of the environment.
NewCold opens extended automated frozen storage in Wakefield, largest in the United Kingdom
NewCold has unveiled its newly-completed expanded deep frozen storage and distribution centre which, says the company, is now the largest of its kind in the United Kingdom.
Walkers starts a recycling effort for potato chips bags after protests
Potato chips manufacturer Walkers - a subsidiary of Pepsico - starts a recycling effort for potato chips bags in the United Kingdom after consumer protests.
Turning potatoes into plant sensors for the US Military
Researchers with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will lead a new DARPA program of $7.5 million to use potato plants as a new, revolutionary sensor platform to detect environmental threats to deployed troops and civilians.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Europe's small potatoes a problem for McDonald's
Customers of McDonald's in Europe might find that their favorite fries are shorter than usual. Blame the weather: smaller potatoes result in shorter fries.
Empty chip bags mailed back to Walkers in protest against plastic packaging
British potato chip maker Walkers is being inundated with mail deliveries of its own packaging. Empty bags are mailed to Walkers to hold the company accountable for its packaging waste and to pressure the company to come up with a better design.
AVEBE pays out full result to its starch potato growers and increases advance
Dutch potato starch manufacterer Avebe has announced that the advance payment for potatoes delivered is being increased to 67 euros a tonne and that the full result of the cooperative will go to the members.