Energy and Environment

How COP27 became the food systems COP
November 24, 2022

Food Systems in the spotlight at COP27 climate action negotiations

For the first time, food and agriculture systems have taken center stage in the global climate negotiations. COP27 has advanced the global recognition of food and agriculture as both a climate culprit and solution.
Fluvius brings extra power to fast-growing Agristo Wielsbeke
November 24, 2022

More electrical power for fast-growing potato processor Agristo Wielsbeke

In recent weeks, power network company Fluvius has carried out important construction works near the West Flemish producer of potato products Agristo in Wielsbeke.
Klimanager energy management software and Self-Consumption
November 23, 2022

Storing energy in your potato storage: KLIM'TOP Klimanager energy management software optimizes for Self-Consumption

KLIM’TOP Controls manufactures, sells and installs cooling units and ventilation systems for the farm industry, and more precisely for long-term storage root vegetables such as potatoes.
7 supermarkets sign up for 100% robust potatoes in an organic range
November 19, 2022

In the Netherlands, 7 supermarkets sign up for 100% robust potatoes in an organic range

In the Netherlands, 31 parties in the table potato chain sign a covenant in which they commit to switch completely to organic robust potato varieties, including 7 supermarkets.
Updates on the Austrian potato variety trials (Nov 2022)
November 05, 2022

Update on ADAPT potato variety trials in Austria (Nov 2022)

The ADAPT project aims at developing new strategies to make potatoes fit for the challenging growth conditions of the future. Within this project, potato varieties trials are conducted in Austria.
PepsiCo Announces Second Round of Projects Funded by Its Global Agriculture Accelerator, The Positive Agriculture Outcomes Fund
November 05, 2022

PepsiCo funds another 14 projects as part of its Global Agriculture Accelerator, The Positive Agriculture Outcomes Fund

PepsiCo granted 14 business projects funding as part of its global agriculture accelerator, the Positive Agriculture Outcomes (PAO) Fund. The funded projects focus on the key challenges in agriculture today.
PepsiCo deepens its commitment to Ethiopia with USD 40 million cash injection
November 04, 2022

PepsiCo invests USD 40 million in its Senselet Snack Business in Ethiopia

PepsiCo is finalising an investment proposal of approximately USD 40 million (ETB 2 billion) to expand its Senselet snacks business in Ethiopia, and is considering the possibility of further investments in the country.
Summary of EUPPA Conference 2022
November 03, 2022

EUPPA Conference focuses on sustainability in the potato processing sector

The Conference main theme was 'EUPPA driving sustainability across the potato processing sector'. It was the first gathering of the kind since the Covid-19 outbreak.
McCain Foods (Canada) and Farm Credit Canada (fcc) support potato farmers financially to boost investment in regenerative agriculture
November 02, 2022

McCain Foods and Farm Credit Canada support potato farmers financially to boost regenerative agriculture

Potato Processor McCain Foods (Canada) teams up with agricultural lender Farm Credit Canada (fcc) to support potato farmers financially when they investment in regenerative agriculture.
Potato Days 2022: No Time To Waste for future-proof potato growing
October 31, 2022

HZPC Potato Days 2022: No Time To Waste for future-proof potato growing

On 9, 10 and 11 November, HZPC will open its doors in Joure – and online – to anyone with a passion for potatoes. During Potato Days 2022, they will discuss the challenges of food security and sustainability, now and in the future.
McCain Foods Enters the Metaverse with Regen Fries
October 30, 2022

McCain Foods launches Regen Fries: Fries from potatoes grown using regenerative farming methods - but mostly in cyberspace

McCain Foods, the world’s largest manufacturer of prepared potato products, is entering the Metaverse and introducing new Regen Fries as part of the #SaveOurSoil initiative. Regen Fries are made with potatoes that are grown using regenerative farming methods
PepsiCo confirms Tesla Semi truck deliveries to start in December.
October 24, 2022

PepsiCo confirms Tesla Semi truck deliveries to start in December

PepsiCo Inc confirmed that it would take delivery of Tesla Inc's Semi trucks on Dec. 1, becoming the first company to receive its orders of the much-delayed electric vehicle.
The benefits of potato ingredients in pet food.
October 19, 2022

The benefits of potato ingredients in pet food

Duynie Ingredients is part of Duynie Group. Europe’s largest company active in the valorisation of co-products. Within Duynie Group, they have more than 50 years of experience in taking care of potato products.
Stocks AG's Rotor Meter saves the Jersey Royal company GBP 300,000 (USD 330,000) through targeted fertiliser application
October 18, 2022

Savings and cleaner water: Jersey Royal Company applies fertilizer directly under the seed potato with Stocks AG’s Rotor Meter.

In the last six years, one of the UK’s leading potato growers has saved over GBP 300,000 (USD 330,000) through an unconventional but highly effective use of Stocks AG’s Rotor Meter.
Newtecs High-Performance Optical Sorting Machine for Potatoes.
October 15, 2022

Not only for weighing and packing: Newtec offers equipment for optical sorting of potatoes

Newtec is a leading manufacturer of weighing, packing and sorting machinery primarily for the fruit and vegetable industry. With more than 20,000 successful installations over the last 45 years
Starch Europe Announces Decarbonisation Roadmap.
October 14, 2022

Starch Europe adopts Decarbonisation Roadmap

Starch Europe announced the adoption and publication of a sector-wide decarbonisation Roadmap 2019-2030.
At their yearly conference, returning this year to an in person event
New International Alliance for Regenerative Agriculture Wants to Reward All Positive Impacts
October 14, 2022

New International Alliance for Regenerative Agriculture Wants to Reward All Positive Impacts

Regenerative is hot. The European Commission wants more regenerative agriculture in Europe in 2030, supporting ecosystem recovery and increasing carbon capture in the soil. However, financial incentives are still lacking.
Farm tool expanded to optimise nitrogen use and evidence impact on water quality
October 11, 2022

Farm tool expanded to optimise nitrogen use and evidence impact on water quality

With pressure mounting on farmers to measure and reduce their impact on water quality, Trinity AgTech has launched an enhanced module within their natural capital navigation tool, Sandy.

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