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MSU professors Jiming Jiang and David Douches. (Courtesy: MSU)
February 27, 2024

Michigan State University researchers further unravel the mechanism of cold induced sweetening in potatoes

Michigan State University professors Jiming Jiang and David Douches has discovered a key mechanism behind the darkening and potential health concerns associated with cold-stored potatoes. 
Argentina: primer producción de papa con huella de carbono certificada
February 26, 2024

Argentina: primer producción de papa con huella de carbono certificada

El Parque Papas y Yara unen fuerzas para llevar adelante la primer producción de papas con huella de carbono certificada del mundo.
Potato IPM logo
February 25, 2024

Potatoes USA - Supported research into Neonic alternatives receives USDA funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) recently announced funding for a four-year, Potatoes USA-supported research project to develop and evaluate potential alternatives to neonicotinoids for pest management of potato crops.
Lays New Sweet & Spicy Honey Flavored Potato Chips
February 21, 2024

LAY'S® Says Hello to Swicy™ with New Sweet & Spicy Honey Flavored Potato Chips and Beloved Reality TV Duo Cameron & Lauren Hamilton

Lay's® debuts of its latest flavor innovation: Lay's® Sweet & Spicy Honey flavored chips.
Future of Frozen Food 2024 Uncovers Hottest Frozen Food Trends Emerging for 2024
February 21, 2024

Future of Frozen Food 2024 Uncovers Hottest Frozen Food Trends Emerging for 2024

Globally inspired flavors, evolving use of kitchen appliances, and a surge in breakfast foods are just some of the emerging trends identified in Future of Frozen Food 2024
Potato cooperative Agrico to acquire The Potato Company (TPC) to expand its acreage and sales channels
February 20, 2024

Potato cooperative Agrico to acquire The Potato Company (TPC) to expand its acreage and sales channels

Potato cooperative Agrico has announced that it intends to acquire the seed potato activities of The Potato Company (TPC).
Brasil: precios altos tras el carnaval, importación continua
February 20, 2024

Brasil: precios altos tras el carnaval, importación continua

Precios en Brasil se mantienen al alza pese a una demanda debil. La importación desde Argentina se mantiene constante.
José González, consejero de Medio Rural de la Xunta de Galicia
February 14, 2024

España: Galicia apuesta por la producción de patatas

Entrevista a un exponente del medio rural en Galicia, España. La apuesta de la región por la patata es grande.
España: nueva logica de fertilización
February 14, 2024

España: nueva logica de fertilización

El pacto verde complejiza el cultivo de patatas en Europa debido a las restricciones en el uso de fertilizantes. España debe adaptarse para sobrevivir.
Simplot's Portage la Prairie Plant
February 13, 2024

Simplot Fertilizer and Potato Processing Plants Recognized for Energy Efficiency

A sustainable business. A healthy planet. A responsibility to all. Purposeful actions that benefit our world and the bottom line ensure successful operations at Simplot now and well into the future.
Tecno Alimentaria Valenciana (TAV) - Hera Smart Flavour Solid system
February 12, 2024

Savory Snack Trends in 2024: Opportunities in the Snack Industry

Snacks are an important part of the diet of consumers around the world. By 2024, the global snacks market is expected to reach USD 1.2 trillion.
Iscon Balaji Foods' Sustainable Potato Farm Revolution: Transforming Lives, Securing Futures
February 12, 2024

Iscon Balaji Foods' Sustainable Potato Farm Revolution: Transforming Lives, Securing Futures

Iscon Balaji Foods Pvt Ltd's growing French fry production has caused a revolution in potato cultivation that has transformed the lives of over 8,000 farmers across India.
Robotic Case Packing for the 2020s: 5 Ways Automation Improves Efficiency
February 12, 2024

Robotic Case Packing for the 2020s: 5 Ways Automation Improves Efficiency

Increased operational costs, energy efficiency regulations, and rising labor costs are driving the demand for robotic solutions. The robotic case-packing industry has been growing steadily in response to these needs. It's estimated that the industry could reach USD 70 billion by the end of next year.
The JOMO is Real: Frito-Lay Predicts Couches and Comfort as the MVPs of Game Day
February 10, 2024

Frito-Lay announces the annual Super Bowl Snack index: how you will snack on game day - on your couch

The first-ever Super Bowl in Las Vegas will be among the year's most exciting cultural moments – but for a staggering 81% of Americans, watching it all from the couch is much better.
The province and chain partners jointly reward Drenthe arable farmers for sustainable performance
February 07, 2024

Dutch province Drenthe and potato chain partners push sustainability by rewarding farmers

De provincie Drenthe start sa men met de ketenpartners een pilot voor akkerbouwers rondom belonen voor duurzaamheid. In de pilot worden de Kritische Prestatie Indicatoren (KPI’s) uit de Biodiversiteitsmonitor Akkerbouw in de praktijk getest.
FAO Food Price fell further in January mainly on lower wheat and maize prices
February 07, 2024

FAO Food Price fell further in January mainly on lower wheat and maize prices

The FAO Food Price Index*(FFPI) stood at 118.0 points in January 2024, down 1.2 points (1.0 percent) from its revised December level, as decreases in the price indices for cereals and meat more than offset an increase in the sugar price index, while those for dairy and vegetable oils only registered slight adjustments.
Argentina: mercado impredecible ante reformas en política económica
February 07, 2024

Argentina: mercado impredecible ante reformas en política económica

En el Mercado Central de Buenos Aires la oferta abunda, la demanda es poca, pero los precios no paran de subir.
New frying line to make Belgian fries even tastier
February 06, 2024

New pilot frying line to make Belgian fries even tastier

Nothing as Belgian as a tasty packet of fries. But sustainably producing fries requires a lot of knowledge, development and collaboration with companies and researchers.

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