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A safer and more efficient solution for box storage: the Mooij Climbing Airbag
Potato Storage specialist Mooij Agro presents its latest innovation for box storage: the Mooij Climbing Airbag
PotatoEurope 2017 turns things around for easier access and more space
Anyone travelling to PotatoEurope in Emmeloord by car on 13 and 14 September 2017 will have much more convenient access to the event than in previous years.
European Union ends patents on conventional plant breeding - stimulating innovation
Plant breeders must have free access to biological material in order to be able to breed new crop species. Patent law thus does not apply to conventional plant breeding. This was unanimously confirmed by the European Member States at the Competitiveness Council in Brussels.
PotatoEurope 2017 – Precision farming in practice
With seven months still to go, 50 percent of the exhibition space at PotatoEurope 2017 – the trade show dedicated to the entire potato chain – has already been sold. The theme of this year’s edition – ‘Potatoes feed & meet the world’ – is linked to the potato’s huge potential to feed the world’s growing population.
Aviko announced a €200m investment to add extra potato processing capacity
Aviko, one of the top potato processing companies in Europe, plans to invest € 200 million (USD 210 million) in new and existing production plants.
Cosun Potato Processing activities (Aviko) make up for decline in sugar
Royal Cosun announces an increase in its profit for 2016 in comparison with 2015. The projected decline in the profit on sugar was offset by firmer results on other activities, especially potatoes.