The Ulster Farmers Union has held a meeting with potato industry stakeholders to discuss the best way forward for the industry with potato packers, merchants and producers agreeing that a promotions and marketing campaign is needed to address the continual decline in potato consumption.
The UK’s largest grower and supplier of potatoes, with a site at Burrelton, attended Scotland’s second largest agricultural show for the first time in order to promote its GreenVale potato brand. The company not only had an exhibition stand but were sponsoring the cookery demonstration given by Lady Clare MacDonald and supplied her with GreenVale potatoes to use in her recipes
After less than a year of being on the menu, Burger King is getting rid of its lower-calorie french fries at most restaurants, according to The Associated Press. The Miami-based chain said in a statement that it gave its franchisees the option to continue selling the french fries earlier this week, but only about 2,500 of the approximately 7,400 locations in the U.S. and Canada opted to continue selling them as a permanent item, the AP reported.