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New Potato Nutrition Facts Label in the United States
Potatoes USA has developed an updated new Nutrition Facts Label for fresh potatoes to meet updated FDA guidance.
McCain Foods announces an investment of £100m in its Scarborough Potato Processing Plant (United Kingdom)
McCain Foods announces an investment of £100m (USD 120m) in its Scarborough Potato Processing Plant (United Kingdom).
Potatoes may be able to grow on Mars, a first simulation under Martian conditions suggests
The International Potato Center (CIP) launched a series of experiments to discover if potatoes can grow under Mars atmospheric conditions and thereby prove they are also able to grow in extreme climates on Earth. The first results are positive!
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Boulder Canyon introduces Kettle Chips fried in heart-friendly Rice Bran Oil
Boulder Canyon™ Authentic Foods advances its line of kettle-cooked potato chips cooked in unique oils with the introduction of Rice Bran Oil Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
QSR Chain CaliBurger to roll out burger flipping robot
Restaurant Chain CaliBurger - a 21st-century revival of the classic California burger joint - is introducing robotics in its kitchens starting early 2018: an AI driven robot named 'Flippy', primarily tasked with flipping burgers.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The FAO Food Price Index edged higher in February
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 175.5 points in February 2017, up 0.9 points (0.5 percent) from a slightly revised January value. At this level, the FFPI is as much as 26 points, or 17.2 percent, higher than its level in the corresponding month last year and at its highest value since February 2015.
Friday, March 3, 2017
European Union ends patents on conventional plant breeding - stimulating innovation
Plant breeders must have free access to biological material in order to be able to breed new crop species. Patent law thus does not apply to conventional plant breeding. This was unanimously confirmed by the European Member States at the Competitiveness Council in Brussels.
La agricultura orgánica debería incluir la papa genéticamente modificada con resistente al tizón tardío
El Reglamento de la UE sobre la agricultura orgánica no permite el uso de organismos genéticamente modificados (OGM).Pero..... puede distinguirse un cultivo de papa cisgenico de un cultivo de papa que es el resultado de la producción convencional?
Wednesday, February 22, 2017