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New Red Fox potato a first for P.E.I. Potato Board.

New Red Fox potato variety a first for the Prince Edward Island Potato Board

December 12, 2021
The new Red Fox potato variety has a very P.E.I. name, and is also a first in the history of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board.
Renaissance BioScience Corp. receives additional R and D funding for its yeast-based RNA technology.

Additional funding for Renaissance BioScience Corp's yeast-based RNA technology

December 03, 2021
Renaissance BioScience Corp., a leading global bioengineering company, announced today that it is receiving advisory services and additional funding of up to CAD 200,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).
WPC Webinar: Basics of irrigation for processing potatoes and irrigation scheduling.

WPC Webinar: Basics of irrigation for processing potatoes and irrigation scheduling

October 12, 2021
World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar - November 11, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time with Netafim's Yechiam Gets, Crop Model Agronomist Presenting 'Basics of irrigation for processing potatoes and irrigation scheduling.'
A total of 86 percent of Canadians believe food prices are higher than 6 months ago.

Agri‑Food Analytics Lab: COVID‑19 Food Price Inflation in Canada

September 30, 2021
More than 2 Canadians in 5 have changed their behavior to save money at the grocery store compared to 2020. Food inflation has been a source of concern for many Canadian consumers for a while in Canada.
RevolutionaryRNA-based biopesticide technology delivers 98% mortality of Colorado potato beetle in independent test

Revolutionary RNA-based biopesticide technology delivers 98% mortality of Colorado potato beetle in independent test

September 30, 2021
Renaissance BioScience Corp., a leading global bioengineering company, is pleased to announce that an independent test of its environmentally safe, RNA-based biopesticide technology was conducted on Colorado potato beetle
United Potato Growers of Canada General Manager, Kevin MacIsaac, is Retiring After 10 Years of Service

United Potato Growers of Canada General Manager, Kevin MacIsaac, is Retiring After 10 Years of Service

September 23, 2021
Kevin MacIsaac, who has been General Manager of the United Potato Growers of Canada since October 1, 2011, announced he will be retiring this fall.
PEI Potato Board Presents 2021 Potato Industry Recognition Awards

PEI Potato Board Presents 2021 Potato Industry Recognition Awards

April 07, 2021
Three awards were presented to well deserving industry members at the Prince Edward Island Potato Board’s monthly meeting in March 2021. In addition, the award winners will be recognized at the PEI Board Annual Banquet in 2022.
McCain Foods 'Upping' the Stakes in Vertical Farming with GoodLeaf

McCain Foods increases its stake in Vertical Farming startup GoodLeaf

March 01, 2021
McCain Foods Limited has made a substantial investment in TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture and its wholly owned subsidiary GoodLeaf Farms, Canada's largest commercial vertical farming operation, to help drive the company's growth and expansion plans.
McCain Foods acquires minority stake in FMCG Data Analytics specialist Fiddlehead Technology

McCain Foods increases its stake in FMCG Data Analytics specialist Fiddlehead Technology

February 05, 2021
McCain Foods Limited has acquired a significant minority share of New Brunswick-based data science company Fiddlehead Technology.
Dr. Peter VanderZaag, a potato farmer in Canada

Webinar: 'Aeroponics for Nuclear Seed Potato Production: History, Status and Challenges'

January 19, 2021
The World Potato Congress is extremely pleased to present its next webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2021, with Dr. Peter VanderZaag, a potato farmer in Canada and due to COVID-19, now an armchair consultant involved with numerous potato projects in Asia and Africa.

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