Jamaican Resort Group supports farmers to provide guests with local potatoes
March 11, 2018
Jamaican potato farmers receive financial support from an unexpected source: a hotel chain wanting to serve its guests with locally grown Irish potatoes
Europatat's annual congress will highlight sustainability in the potato sector
January 23, 2018
Europatat, the European Potato Trade Association, has confirmed the dates for its annual Europatat Congress. Under the slogan “Potatoes: a healthy, sustainable and responsible sector”, the 2018 Congress will focus on sustainability.
Technology is crucial to enhanced sustainability
January 17, 2018
With a rapidly expanding global population and limited food supply, it’s vital for food businesses to work more sustainably and stay profitable. Bjorn Thumas, director business development food, TOMRA Sorting Food offers his vision
McDonald's to source all Packaging from Renewable, Recycled or Certified sources by 2025
January 17, 2018
McDonald’s announces goals to improve its packaging and help significantly reduce waste to positively impact the communities the company serves around the world.
Turning Potato Starch into durable coatings to replace Paint and Varnish
January 03, 2018
If a surface has to be protected against corrosion, this usually takes place through coating it with paints or varnishes. Bio-based, environmentally-friendly solutions are hardly available. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute are developing a cost-effective coating based on renewable raw materials, potato starch in particular
La papa y la ganadería ponen en peligro a páramo que surte de agua a Bogotá
December 13, 2017
El uso intensivo del suelo con papa y ganadería estaría afectando al páramo de Guacheneque. Este páramo provee el 30 % del agua que consume Bogotá. Una opción para protegerlo es pagar por servicios ambientales. Así, los usuarios del suelo reciben dinero por dejar una porción de sus predios con bosque nativo.
Research into sustainable management practices to increase fertilizer efficiency receives support from the Canadian Government
November 21, 2017
The government of Canada last week announced a $1.8 million investment in a research project at the University of British Columbia that includes the development of beneficial management practices for increasing the efficiency of fertilizer use in potatoes.
Kiremko introduces the Fair Future concept
October 19, 2017
Kiremko introduces its Fair Future concept. Every day we challenge ourselves to improve potato processing. That means we not only work on new machines and production lines but also on our customers’ success.
VDH Concept launches a new type of retail potato packaging
September 14, 2017
VDH Concept, a Belgian company specialized in retail packaging for potatoes, vegetables and fruit, has recently introduced SQ Pack, packaging with a net structure perforation.
La industrialización: ¿el paso siguiente del rubro papero en Chile?
September 12, 2017
Sólo el 10% de la producción papera de Chile se procesa, por eso uno de los desafíos del rubro es generar mayor valor agregado en torno a este cultivo. Así lo precisó Luis Miquel, gerente general del Consorcio Papa Chile, en el XII Encuentro Nacional que se realizó entre el 23 y el 25 de agosto en el Hotel Sonesta, de la ciudad de Osorno.
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