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NMSU researcher helps develop potatoes more nutritious potatoes
Can the nutritional value of potatoes be improved? That is the question USDA research geneticist Kathy Haynes has been asking for nearly 30 years. Her quest for the answer has led her to breeding a more nutritious potato, similar to the papa criolla types found in South America.
New Potato Tampering Incident in Halifax linked to Prince Edward Island Potatoes
Earlier today, the Halifax Regional Police announced they received a report of a needle being found in potatoes at a home in Halifax, NS Canada.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Lamb Weston / Meijer inaugurates its new french fry production line in Bergen op Zoom
Lamb Weston / Meijer inaugurated its new production line for french fries in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands, on 10 November 2016 in the presence of employees, suppliers, the mayor and the King’s Commissioner.
15 Major U.S. Companies Pledge 50 Percent Reduction in Food Loss and Waste
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the inaugural class of the US Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions. These Champions pledge concrete steps to reduce food loss and waste in their operations 50% by 2030.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Key Technology Opens New Innovation and Solutions Center in Hasselt, Belgium
Key Technology strengthens support of European food processors with the opening of a new customer visit center – The Innovation and Solutions Center – in Hasselt, Belgium.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Making the Most of Food
In order to meet the global population’s growing demand for food, research by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) predicts that the worldwide food manufacturing and processing industries need to increase their total output by 70 per cent by 2050.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Agriculture Division British company RJ Herbert Engineering Ltd acquired by Dutch company Herbert Engineering BV
British company RJ Herbert Engineering Ltd., which has been in administration since July 2016, has been acquired by Dutch company Herbert Engineering BV effective 1 November 2016.
Global Food Prices keeps going up
The FAO Food Price Index averaged 172.6 points in October 2016, up 1.2 points (0.7 percent) from September and 9.1 percent above the corresponding month last year. Except for a short-lived drop in July, the Index has risen continuously since the start of the year.
Monday, November 14, 2016