Thursday, 28 July 2016

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The 20th EAPR Conference to Take Place in Versailles Next Year

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INTERPOM | PRIMEURS 2016: Growing through Precision Technology

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  The organizers of INTERPOM | PRIMEURS 2016 have announced the biggest edition ever of the trade...

Utz Foods Acquires Golden Enterprises for USD135m

Utz Foods Acquires Golden Enterprises for USD135m

  Utz Quality Foods Inc., the family-owned Hanover, Pennsylvania-based potato-chip and snack-food comp...

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Monsanto Sees Bayer’s Proposal as Financially Inadequat...

  Monsanto Company has recently announced that its board of directors unanimously views Bayer AG’s rev...

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Congress Passes GMO Food Labeling Bill

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tna's Innovative Seasoning Solution Reduces Lead Time for Snack Producer

tna's Innovative Seasoning Solution Reduces Lead Time f...

  Canadian-based Brandneu Foods has significantly reduced lead times for its popular range of kale chi...

Tummers Develops Washing Line for Fragile Potatoes

Tummers Develops Washing Line for Fragile Potatoes

 Tummers, the machinery provider for potato processing, developed a washing line for the very fragile a...

French Student Develops Hand-held Pesticide Detector, Scan Eat

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 A 25-year-old French student has won a EUR150k prize from the French Ministry of Agriculture to develo...

Kiremko is the Main Supplier for New Project Linkage Farm Frites in China

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   Dutch engineering company Kiremko will be the main sup...

McCain Foods Invests USD65m in Expanding Its French Fries Plant in Canada

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McCain Foods (Canada) announced a major investment of USD6...

Branston Began the Expansion of Its Potato Processing Plant in Lincoln

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The UK potato supplier Branston has begun work on its GBP5...

Processed Potatoes in EU Worth EUR10b in 2014

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  Processed potatoes (mainly frozen chips and crisps) wer...

Aviko Introduces a Guide for Gluten-free Catering

Aviko Introduces a G...

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Government in Venezuela Authorizes Import of Potato Seeds

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   The Deputy Minister of Agriculture in Venezuela, José ...

Scientists Reveal Potato Parasite’s “Toolkit"

Scientists Reveal Po...

  An international research collaboration led by the Univ...

Kangaroo Island Potato Producer Wins the “Mini MBA” for Farmers

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 Kangaroo Island potato producer Peter Cooper has been nam...

CEJA President: Losing Young Farmers Puts the Future of European Food Production at Risk

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  CEJA President, Alan Jagoe, addressed EU agriculture mi...

Researchers Develop Nutrient-rich Purple Potato

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GreenPalm, the certificate trading company that supports and promotes sustainable palm oil production, has appointed Simon Chrismas as Business Development Executive.

Chrismas's role is to expand membership of GreenPalm, a programme that directly supports palm oil producers that use farming and production methods certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

The GreenPalm system enables businesses to offset their use of palm oil or palm kernel oil by buying certificates representing an equivalent volume produced sustainably.

Chrismas brings to the team experience and knowledge gained in the food manufacturing industry. Most recently he worked at GreenPalm founding company AAK UK for three and a half years, where as a product manager he worked closely with the UK's major retailers, developing and growing the company's private label business with focus on the mustard, condiments, salad dressing and oils categories.

He says: "I'm joining GreenPalm at a very exciting time, with more than 1.3million certificates now traded and support from some of the world's biggest brand names in food, beauty and household care.

"Our goal now is to keep growing support from businesses across all industries that use palm oil and its derivatives, showing companies along the supply chain the benefits of joining GreenPalm. If you look at the total palm oil production in 2010 which stood at 48million tons, 7.5% of that or 3.5million tons was produced by RSPO-certified producers.

"Whilst good progress has been made in a short space of time with certification only beginning two years ago, we are just at the tip of the iceberg. We aim to continue attracting businesses globally, selling the benefits of GreenPalm as an RSPO-approved supply chain option, and it's a challenge I'm thrilled to take on."

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