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NDSU develops potato variety now approved for McDonalds World Famous Fries

Potato variety 'Dakota Russet' now approved for McDonald's World Famous Fries

June 19, 2022
The most recent potato variety to join the list of approved McDonald’s potato varieties is the Dakota Russet, developed at North Dakota State University by Asunta Thompson
New nutrient profiling tools confirm starchy vegetables deliver comparable nutritional value as non-starchy vegetables and whole fruit

Study: starchy vegetables deliver comparable nutritional value as non-starchy vegetables and whole fruit

June 16, 2022
A new study recently published in Frontiers in Nutrition has challenged the tendency in nutrition research to separate starchy vegetables from their non-starchy counterparts
Nutrition 2022: New processing technique could make potatoes healthier

Nutrition 2022: New processing technique could make potatoes healthier

June 15, 2022
Researchers announced early tests of a new potato processing technique designed to make our bodies digest potato starch more slowly. Laboratory demonstrations show that the approach blocks certain digestive enzymes
New Idaho Potato Commission CEO is a potato guy through and through

New Idaho Potato Commission CEO is a potato guy through and through

May 30, 2022
In as much as it’s possible, Jamey Higham, the new president and CEO of the Idaho Potato Commission, has potatoes in his blood. Higham, who in February took over leadership of the commission that promotes the state’s most famous product
Texas A&M AgriLife researchers use CRISPR technology to modify starches in potatoes

Texas A&M AgriLife researchers use CRISPR technology to modify starches in potatoes

May 28, 2022
Humble potatoes are a rich source not only of dietary carbohydrates for humans, but also of starches for numerous industrial applications. Texas A&M AgriLife scientists are learning how to alter the ratio of potatoes’
SNAC International Elects New Officers & Directors

SNAC International Elects New Officers & Directors

March 30, 2022
SNAC International President and CEO, Elizabeth Avery, recently announced the election of new Board officers and directors.
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USDA appoints new board members for Potatoes USA

USDA appoints new board members for Potatoes USA

March 05, 2022
The United States Department of Agriculture appointed 33 new or returning members to serve three-year terms on the National Potato Promotion Board, Dba Potatoes USA. The new members will be sworn in at the organization’s Annual Meeting in March.
US Potato Growers Select 2022 National Potato Council Leaders

US Potato Growers Select 2022 National Potato Council Leaders

March 02, 2022
The National Potato Council’s (NPC) 2022 Washington Summit, Jared Balcom of Pasco, Washington, was elected to serve as NPC’s 2022 President and head the grower-led organization’s Executive Committee.
Kerry identifies barbecue as the world’s top taste in 2021

Kerry identifies barbecue as the world’s top taste in 2021

February 24, 2022
Kerry, the world’s leading taste and nutrition company has reviewed extensive research and examined global trends in emerging flavors in an effort to identify the top global taste trend in 2021.
‘Super pest’ Colorado potato beetles have the genetic resources to sidestep our insecticides.

Colorado potato beetles have the genetic resources to sidestep our insecticides

February 21, 2022
The Colorado potato beetle has evolved resistance to more than 50 different kinds of insecticides, making the insect a 'super pest' that wreaks havoc on potatoes around the world.

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