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Potato News from Belgium

German Potato Breeder Interseed New Shareholder Breeders Trust
The seed potato breeding company Interseed Potatoes GmbH located at Wittmund Germany, recently became the newest shareholder of Breeders Trust.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Belgapom: Belgian Potato Processing Sector sets multiple records in 2016
According to the data of Belgapom, the Potato Processing Industry in Belgium last year not only set a record for the amount of potatoes processed, but also a record for investments in the sector, with over 300 million euro (325 million USD) invested.
WatchITgrow: Belgium launches a country-wide geo-information system to strengthen the Potato (processing) industry
WatchITgrow is a new geo-information platform developed for the potato sector in Belgium with the purpose to better estimate and increase the potato yield in a sustainable way.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
TOMRA Sorting Food appoints Maciek Wasowski as Technical Director to enhance Research and Development
Leading food sorting solutions manufacturer TOMRA Sorting Food has appointed Maciek Wasowski as new technical director to oversee the global development of the company’s innovative technologies.
“Making the European Potato Trade great again! (it’s gonna be huge, it’s gonna be great, it’s true!)”
Under the provocative slogan 'Making the European Potato Trade great again! (it’s gonna be huge, it’s gonna be great, it’s true!)', the Europatat Congress 2017 will focus on two major current issues for the potato sector: plant health and trade.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
La agricultura orgánica debería incluir la papa genéticamente modificada con resistente al tizón tardío
El Reglamento de la UE sobre la agricultura orgánica no permite el uso de organismos genéticamente modificados (OGM).Pero..... puede distinguirse un cultivo de papa cisgenico de un cultivo de papa que es el resultado de la producción convencional?
Wednesday, February 22, 2017