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Ventas masivas de papa francesa hunden el precio de la papa en España
El año 2017 será uno de los peores años para los papicultores. No sólo la sequía está mermando sus cosechas. Ahora las malas prácticas de grandes cadenas de alimentación están destrozando los precios y dejándolos muy por debajo del coste para ellos.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Arqueólogos encuentran las papas más antiguas de América
Como parte de una nueva investigación, se han desenterrado en Utah (EE.UU.) los que podrían ser los gránulos de papa más antiguos, fechados hace 10.900 años. Según los científicos, esta papa podría ser una fuente de alimento potencial para el futuro.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Potato starch residue in stone tool proves potato use in Utah goes back over 10,000 years
Researchers from the Natural History Museum of Utah and Red Butte Garden at the University of Utah have discovered potato starch residues in the crevices of a 10,900-year-old stone tool in Escalante, Utah — the earliest evidence of wild potato use in North America.
West Australian Potato Growers want you to eat potatoes EVERY day...
West Australian potato growers want their potatoes back on dinner plates every day to help ease a massive glut. The advertising campaign - named Todatoes - began Saturday night with the start of a prime-time television advertising campaign.
To protect crops, farmers could promote potato beetle cannibalism
UMaine scientists say farmers could try to protect their potato crop by utilizing agricultural practices — including crop rotations and push-pull strategies — to create field conditions that favor Colorado potato beetle cannibalism.
New TOMRA ACT User Interface helps Food Processors to Optimize Workflow and Improve Profitability
TOMRA Sorting Food has unveiled a powerful new graphical user interface (UI) to help food processors get the most from their sorting systems by optimizing work flows and reducing waste to deliver improved profitability.
Making a potato variety heat tolerant could be as simple as switching a single gene
Scientists have identified a version of a single gene involved in the heat stress response that is more active in potato types that can tolerate high temperature, potentially providing potato breeders a tool to make potato varieties less vulnerable to increased temperature.
Pueden convivir la papa, la ganadería y el turismo en los páramos colombianos? (Opinión)
El Acuerdo de Paz [entre la guerrilla y el Gobierno] permite que los páramos, antes vedados para el turismo bogotano y los empresarios de la papa como inversionistas extractivitas, ahora estén abiertos y sean atractivos.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017