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UK Potato Processor M&F closes shop
Potato Processing company M&F Ltd. - based in the United Kingdom - has closed after losing one of its main customers. M&F produced fresh cut and peeled potato products and supplied these to companies who further process these potatoes into ready meals for the UK’s major supermarkets.
After decades of absence, genetically engineered potatoes will return to Canada
Since Monsanto took their genetically modified Newleaf /Naturemark potatoes of the market in 2001, no GM potatoes have been grown commercially in Canada. But Simplot's Innate potatoes are going to change that in 2017.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Big Idaho® Potato Truck is back on the road for its 6th national tour
The Big Idaho® Potato Truck is back on America's highways promoting Idaho's most famous agricultural product, the Idaho® potato.
US government approved 3 more Simplot GMO potato types for cultivation and sale
The US federal government has given the final OK to three more types of potatoes genetically engineered by Boise’s J.R. Simplot Co. to resist Phytophthora - the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine.
First Jersey Royals arrive in the United Kingdom
Early Potatoes: The much prized Jersey Royals hit the market for the first time this week, just slightly later than the first crop last year.
New Potato Nutrition Facts Label in the United States
Potatoes USA has developed an updated new Nutrition Facts Label for fresh potatoes to meet updated FDA guidance.
Argentina: Expresan malestar por el ingreso de papa brasileña al Mercado Central
Un hecho que se suma a varios años de inestabilidad climatológica y otros factores que en ciertos casos perjudican el desarrollo del cultivo en todo el país.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
UK Supermarket Chain Morrisons buys FarmCare Carnoustie potato packing plant
UK retailer Morrisons has acquired the Carnoustie potato packing plant from Farmcare in a deal which will strengthen the supply of Scottish tubers to the supermarket chain.