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The Sainsbury Laboratory received approval for a four-year trial of genetically modified (GM) potatoes
In the United Kingdom, farming minster George Eustice (DEFRA) has approved a four-year trial of genetically modified (GM) potatoes at The Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich.
PepsiCo Greater China Region (GCR) signed a strategic agreement with Alibaba Group, the world's largest online and mobile commerce company
PepsiCo Greater China Region (GCR) signed a strategic agreement with Alibaba Group, the world's largest online and mobile commerce company.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Colombia: Con mejoramiento genético se obtendrían papas tolerantes a sequías
Mediante el estudio del genoma de papas nativas de Nariño, una investigación en la Universidad Nacional de Colombia (U.N.) indaga secuencias de tolerancia a estrés por déficit de agua que permitan obtener papas comerciales con esta característica.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
FAO Food Price Index in April down for the third consecutive month
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 168.0 points in April 2017, down 3.1 points (1.8 percent) from March, but still 15.2 points (10 percent) higher than in April 2016.
Monday, May 8, 2017
CAN y CIP ampliarán sus trabajos conjuntos en la zona andina
La Comunidad Andina de Naciones (CAN) y el Centro Internacional de la Papa (CIP) ampliarán sus trabajos conjuntos en la zona andina y con miras al Congreso Mundial de la Papa, que se celebrará en el Cusco en 2018, para lo cual suscribirán próximamente un convenio marco de cooperación.
Monday, May 8, 2017
Potatoes in the Mediterranean at low risk for infection by Zebra Chip disease.
Despite the fact that the bacteria responsible for zebra chip disease occur in the Mediterranean and cause damage in leek and onions, the risk for transfer to potatoes is low, because of the feeding preferences of the transmitting psyllids in this area.
La crisis de la papa frita sacude a Japón
La escasez, que ha disparado su precio y vaciado los estantes de los supermercados, ha puesto de manifiesto, además, el férreo proteccionismo que el país asiático ejerce sobre sus productos agrícolas.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Health Canada proposes to prohibit the use of partially hydrogenated oils (PHO) in food
Health Canada is introducing a regulatory proposal to prohibit the use of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs)—the main source of industrially produced trans fats—in food to help protect the health of all Canadians.
Saturday, April 29, 2017