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Reducing Swiss Potato Waste
Worldwide about a third of all food gets lost before it reaches our stomachs. For Swiss potatoes this is even more – half of the total harvest. Which measures can reduce the loss, and what effect do they have?
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Potato Processor Lamb Weston / Meijer continues to innovate: Sustainability report
Lamb Weston's European joint venture, Lamb Weston / Meijer has published its sustainability report for 2015-2016. Compared to the reference year 2008, energy consumption per tonne of product has reduced by more than 21% and potato utilisation has improved by 4.5%.
Dieffenbach's Potato Chips launches Uglies - potato chips from waste potatoes
The Pennsylvanian snack manufacturer Dieffenbach's Potato Chips Inc. has launched a new potato chip brand named 'Uglies'. The chips are produced from potatoes that farmers would likely be throwing away due to minor imperfections.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Lamb Weston invested in 4 FAM cutting machines for its wavy fries
Lamb Weston / Meijer invested in four new FAM Tridis 240P cutters for the production of its wavy fries in Bergen op Zoom
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
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
Partnership between Tesco and Branston helps to reduce potato waste
Branston, one of the biggest potato suppliers in the United Kingdom, has officially opened its £5 million prepared potato factory extension in partnership with Tesco.
PepsiCo Launches 2025 Sustainability Agenda
PepsiCo, Inc. has announced an ambitious global sustainability agenda designed to foster continued business growth in a way that responds to changing consumer and societal needs.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
RPE: Organic Potato Program continues to expand
Organic produce is in record-high demand, selling more than $11 billion worth in 2015 alone. To meet the demand, RPE, Inc., has been continually expanding its organic program.
UK research project intends to turn potato waste into beauty creams.
Waste from potato crops could be ‘recycled’ into personal care products such as medical gels and beauty creams – thanks to a new University of East Anglia (UEA) research project.