The Challenges of the Potato Industry: Interview with Marc Van Herreweghe, CEO of Mydibel and New Chairman of Belgapom
October 18, 2018
In this interview, Marc Van Herreweghe, the new Chairman of Belgapom and CEO of Mydibel, discusses the challenges this Belgian Potato Association faces going forward, as well as sustainability issues and problems related to recent weather conditions.
Two Farmers launch Herefordshire inspired potato crisps in compostable package
October 14, 2018
The Two Farmers crisps line has been unveiled as a new series of snack chips for consumers in the United Kingdom to enjoy that are sure to satisfy their desire for a crispy indulge that doesn't come at the expense of the environment.
Identifican cultivos ilegales de papa en los cerros de Bogotá
September 11, 2018
Los cultivos fueron sembrados hace tres meses, aproximadamente. Y aunque la CAR reconoce que en la zona históricamente se ha desarrollado la agricultura, hace un llamado para que no se toquen zonas protegidas.
Environmentally friendly farming practices used by nearly 33% of world’s farms
August 28, 2018
Nearly one-third of the world’s farms have adopted more environmentally friendly practices, while continuing to be productive (sustainable intensification), according to a global assessment by 17 scientists in five countries.
Sustainable Food Policy Alliance intend to change US Policies on Food and Farming
July 12, 2018
Four of the largest food companies in the United States have launched the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, a new organization focused on driving progress in public policies that shape what people eat and how it impacts their health, communities, and the planet.
Pulsed Electric Field in Potato Processing: Impact on Sustainability
July 10, 2018
A recent study on the impact of Pulsed Electric Field treatment (PEF) in the potato processing industry has shown substantial benefits in comparison to the regular process using conventional pre-heaters.
European potato sector concludes successful Europatat Congress
May 08, 2018
Europatat Congress 2018 was attended by over 90 participants from 21 countries and received very positive feedback, in particular regarding the high quality of the speakers and their refreshing and inspiring messages.
UPEI Precision Agriculture Project focused on Potato Inputs gets boosted by NSERC contribution
April 19, 2018
A five year research project to develop precision agriculture ('smart') technologies for the use of inputs in potato farming at the University of Prince Edward Island's School of Sustainable Design Engineering received support from NSERC
Potato Processor Lamb Weston Meijer and its neighbour participate in unique energy saving project
April 17, 2018
Potato Processor Lamb Weston / Meijer and Wiskerke Onions are working hard on the construction of a residual heat connection between the two adjacent companies - a unique way to save energy.
Seed Potato Company HZPC publishes its latest CSR Report
April 09, 2018
How can we feed 9.8 billion world citizens in 2050? And provide them with nutrient-rich food that is produced with minimal environmental impact? That's a daily question for seed potato company HZPC. The progress made can be found in its latest CSR Report