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Reducing Swiss Potato Waste

Reducing Swiss Potato Waste

February 01, 2017
Worldwide about a third of all food gets lost before it reaches our stomachs. For Swiss potatoes this is even more – half of the total harvest. Which measures can reduce the loss, and what effect do they have?
Swiss potato statistics (Yield and Acreage) from 1997 - 2015

Swiss potato harvest washed away

July 18, 2016
In Switzerland, the weather wasn’t on the side of potato producers. After last year’s bad conditions, this year the harvest has literally washed away. There are already farmers who have written off their crops and ploughed under the potato crop.
Syngenta names Erik Fyrwald as new CEO

Syngenta names Erik Fyrwald as new CEO

May 05, 2016
Syngenta announced today the appointment of J. Erik Fyrwald, currently President and CEO of the U.S. chemistry distribution company Univar Inc., as Chief Executive Officer effective June 1.
GMOs are the Future to Combat Ills in Africa, according to Bill Gates

Bill Gates: GMOs Will End Starvation in Africa

February 07, 2016
Bill Gates, who is a major backer of food biotechnology, has spoken passionately how food biotechnology can help the people of Africa fight the numerous challenges they face.
ChemChina to acquire Syngenta at a value of over US$ 43 billion

ChemChina to acquire Syngenta at a value of over US$ 43 billion

February 03, 2016
Syngenta today announced that ChemChina has offered to acquire the company at US$ 465 per ordinary share plus a special dividend of CHF 5 to be paid conditional upon and prior to closing.
Potato waste from farm to fork quantified in Swiss study

Potato waste from farm to fork quantified in Swiss study

October 23, 2015
On the way from field to fork, more than half of the potato harvest is lost. This is according to a new study conducted by researchers from Agroscope and ETH Zürich.
Low Potato Yields expected in Switzerland

Low Potato Yields expected in Switzerland

September 03, 2015
The extreme weather in Switzerland will affect the upcoming potato harvest. Tubers are small, so the supply is expected to be tight.
Syngenta Sign near its production location in Monthey, Switzerland

Monsanto walks away after Syngenta turns down improved take-over bid

August 26, 2015
U.S.-based Monsanto said Wednesday it is walking away from efforts to acquire Swiss rival Syngenta, which has rejected a recently sweetened offer.
Monsanto attempts to take over Syngenta

Syngenta rejects second merger proposal Monsanto

June 10, 2015
Syngenta has rejected an updated merger proposal from Monsanto.
Syngenta offers a range of potato crop protection solutions

Syngenta response on Monsanto acquisition offer

May 14, 2015
Syngenta reacts to the acquisition offer of Monsanto reported in the media in this response dated May 8, 2015


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