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McCain Foods launches new subsidiary, Presia Ag Insights, focused on potato yield forecasting, harvest time optimization and enhancement of on-farm sustainability practices
November 30, 2023McCain Foods has announced the launch of Presia Ag Insights ("Presia").
UTIA PhD Student Bioengineers Potato Plant to Detect Gamma Radiation
November 29, 2023PhD student Rob Sears engineered the potato plant, also known as a phytosensor, to indicate high radiation levels through changing leaf fluorescence.
Potato growers can use AI to monitor and predict potato nutrition in real time
November 28, 2023Potatoes are the premier vegetable crop in Canada, with CAD 1.5 billion nationwide in potato receipts in 2021. The agricultural significance of potatoes is particularly prominent in provinces like New Brunswick, the home of McCain Foods Limited, the world’s largest potato processor.
Excessive rain delays potato harvest in North-western Europe, creating new uncertainties about the total production
November 27, 2023Due to abundant rainfall, a lot of potatoes in North-western Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France) have not yet been harvested. The lifting period was too short to get the potatoes to the stores in good conditions.
HZPC and CIP develop an early-maturing potato variety suitable for Vietnam: HCIP210
November 27, 2023Vietnam has just welcomed a new potato variety HCIP210 developed through a public-private partnership.
PepsiCo Announces Agriculture Accelerator Projects to Support Farmer Livelihoods, Scale Sustainable Innovation and Accelerate Regenerative Agriculture Across the Globe
November 27, 2023PepsiCo recently announced the third year of its global agriculture program, the Positive Agriculture Outcomes (PAO) Accelerator, by backing eight new innovation projects across nine countries.
World Potato Congress Webinar: Fostering Potato Partnerships for Food Security
November 26, 2023World Potato Congress Inc. is pleased to present the Webinar: "Declaration of Dublin and the World Potato Congress, Fostering Potato Partnerships for Food Security"
PepsiCo sets goals to further reduce sodium and deliver more diverse ingredients in convenient foods portfolio
November 26, 2023PepsiCo, Inc. unveiled new nutrition goals under its strategic transformation, PepsiCo Positive (pep+). The objectives focus on reducing sodium and enhancing nutritional value in consumer-preferred foods.