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Health and Nutrition

Research: New method reveals whether your potato is organic or not
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new approach that helps public agencies and commercial interests combat fraudulently-labelled organic foods.
Monday, September 2, 2019
World Potato Congress Inc partner of the African Potato Association at the triennial conference in Kigali, Rwanda
During his presentation at the official opening of the 11th African Potato Congress in Kigali, Rwanda, World Potato Congress President Romain Cools announced the continuous effort of his organization to be a partner of the African potato sector.
Potato organizations seek to leverage potatoes to address malnutrition in Africa
Potato organizations on Monday called for deliberate efforts to increase potato and sweet potatoes production for sustainable nutritious food systems in Africa.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
UK potato farmers pleased to see restrictions on Maleic Hydrazide lifted
In the United Kingdom, restrictions on the use of products containing Maleic Hydrazide (MH) - used to control volunteers and to suppress sprouting during storage - have been removed following a review by the Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) of the HSE.
Getting to the Root of Food Safety in the Potato Industry
Sensor-based sorter manufacturer TOMRA offers their insights on the impact of sorting technology on food safety in the Potato Processing Industry
Tips for keeping farm workers safe from heat stress
Heat-related illness is one of the most common maladies to befall outdoor workers, particularly in agricultural settings.
The 'Potato of the Future' Climate - Smarter and Healthier
The potato of the future will be more drought tolerant and disease resistant, more environmentally sustainable and climate smart, and meet the needs of producers and consumers.
Potato Commission sponsorships drive awareness of brand
The Idaho Potato Commission has found that the best way to communicate that potatoes are part of an active, healthy lifestyle is to show it. Therefore, the IPC sponsors several athletic programs and events that support and encourage folks to be active.