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Virtual Potato Expo 2021 Brings Industry Together Over Potatoes

Virtual Potato Expo 2021 Brings Industry Together Over Potatoes

January 26, 2021
From January 5-7, more than 1,000 U.S. and international potato industry members joined the first-ever virtual Potato Expo. The annual event that kicks off the year for the industry, was brought online for the first time in response to the travel challenges imposed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Colombia: Siembra de papa puede bajar hasta 10.000 hectáreas en 2021

Colombia: Siembra de papa puede bajar hasta 10.000 hectáreas en 2021

January 25, 2021
En 2020, la papa tuvo una muy buena cosecha, sin embargo, la contracción en el consumo generó una crisis, porque no había quién la comprara en el mercado.
Potato-washing facility to pay $1,000 fine over 'regretted' waste water spill

PEI Potato washing facility fined over waste water spill

January 25, 2021
The owners of a potato facility in New Annan confirm they will not dispute a CAD 1,000 fine they received following a spill of waste water at the end of 2020.
Chile: Investigadores cosechan las primeras papas chilotas sembradas en laboratorio

Chile: Investigadores cosechan las primeras papas chilotas sembradas en laboratorio

January 25, 2021
El proyecto, apoyado por el Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico, Fondecyt, busca medir los beneficios de dichas variedades nativas versus las tradicionales.
Frito-Lay Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Small Number of Ruffles Original Potato Chips

Frito-Lay Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Small Number of Ruffles Original Potato Chips

January 24, 2021
Frito-Lay issued a voluntary recall of a small number of 13 1/2 oz. “Party Size” bags of Ruffles Original Potato Chips because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients.
Overnight, the Washington Potato Company potato dehydration plant in Warden, Washington, burned down.

Washington Potato Company Dehydration Plant in Warden destroyed by fire.

January 22, 2021
The Washington Potato Company potato dehydration plant in Warden, Washington, was destroyed by a massive fire overnight. The fire caused the immediate evacuation of about a third of nearby town of Warden (pop: 2700) for several hours due to concerns that an ammonia tank located in the plant could burst.
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.
INIFAP desarrolla variedades de papa resistentes a enfermedades y alta calidad industrial

INIFAP desarrolla variedades de papa resistentes a enfermedades y alta calidad industrial

January 18, 2021
El mejoramiento genético de la papa por parte de los expertos del organismo, que sintetiza 80 años de investigación en México, ha logrado rendimientos de 50 a 70 toneladas por hectárea.
Argentina: Sector productivo en contra de la aprobación de la papa transgénica 'Spunta Ticar'

Argentina: Sector productivo en contra de la aprobación de la papa transgénica 'Spunta Ticar'

January 18, 2021
El primer transgénico nacional aprobado para consumo humano directo finalmente fue aprobado, a pesar de la oposición de toda la cadena vinculada al cultivo.
Cheetos® Returns to the Super Bowl Stage with Mysterious (or Mischievous?) Campaign Starring Ashton Kutcher

Cheetos® Returns to the Super Bowl Stage with Campaign Starring Ashton Kutcher

January 15, 2021
Released today, teaser playfully reveals the brand has teamed up with the actor to steal the spotlight at Super Bowl LV ... with more talent to be revealed.

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