Thursday, 25 August 2016

Potato Pathology and Pests Section Meeting 2016 Takes Place in Scotland

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  The European Association for Potato Research (EAPR) organizes in Dundee Scotland, a scientific ...

An International Business Meeting for the Industry: PotatoEurope 2016

An International Business Meeting for the Industry...

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A Better Perspective on Potato Processing: AHDB Potatoes’ Next Generation Visited McCain

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  AHDB Potatoes’ Next Generation recently continued its exploration of Great Britain’s diverse po...

FDA Launches New Nutrition Facts Label for Potatoes

FDA Launches New Nutrition Facts Label for Potatoes

 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released revisions to the Nutrition Facts label, wh...

Pinnacle Foods to Close EVOL Facility in Boulder and Relocate Operations to Fayetteville

Pinnacle Foods to Close EVOL Facility in Boulder and Re...

 Food producer Pinnacle Foods has announced plans to relocate EVOL manufacturing operations to an exist...

Branston Launches Competition for Its New Truck Design

Branston Launches Competition for Its New Truck Design

  Potato processor Branston is now looking for an innovative idea from children in the UK, which will ...

How to Seal 6,000 Potato Packages Per Hour with Ultrasonic Technology

How to Seal 6,000 Potato Packages Per Hour with Ultraso...

  The German food company Wernsing Feinkost GmbH, based in Addrup-Essen near Oldenburg, seals 6,000 ba...

Key Technology Introduces VERYX Belt-Fed Digital Sorters

Key Technology Introduces VERYX Belt-Fed Digital Sorter...

  Key Technology introduces its VERYX belt-fed digital sorters, with a goal to improve product quality...

Technology Producers Make Drone Demonstrations at Potato Farm in Oregon

Technology Producers Make Drone Demonstrations at Potat...

 The Oregon UAS FutureFarm will host the first Ag Drone Rodeo in Pendleton, Oregon on August 18 -19, wh...

Avebe Starts the Potato Harvest Campaign

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 Potato starch producer Avebe has recently announced the s...

New Potato Products Recently Launched Worldwide

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Ballreich Wins Best Potato Chip and Potato Stick

Ballreich Wins Best ...

  Potato producer Ballreich has recently been awarded for...

McDonald’s of the Future Serves Unlimited Fries

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  McDonald’s has recently opened a new location in Missou...

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...

Greenpeace Issues Blacklist for Pesticides in EU

Greenpeace Issues Bl...

 Greenpeace Germany has recently published a new version o...

Costs of Developing GM Potatoes Comparable to Conventional Varieties

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  The cost of developing GM potato varieties is in fact n...

Scientists to Test Potatoes Grown in Mars and Moon Soils

Scientists to Test P...

 Scientists of Wageningen University and Research (The Net...

Solana Seeds UK Opens New Facility in North Norfolk

Solana Seeds UK Open...

  Solana Seeds UK celebrated its first birthday with a sp...

Farm Visit: How to Produce Potatoes for PepsiCo Factory in Romania

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  Mirica Farm in Romania is preparing to develop one of t...

As an initiative to promote the International Year of the Potato and UN goals, the UN has launched ‘The Potato: Around the Globe in 200 Recipes,' a cookbook filled with recipes that demonstrate the versatility of the humble spud. The book was launched on 6 November by the UN Economic Commission.

It demonstrates how the potato has become firmly cemented internationally, in the centuries following its transportation to Europe by the first explorers to Latin America including English maritime hero Sir Walter Raleigh, who presented the exotic vegetable to Queen Elizabeth I.


In Italy potatoes are stuffed with mascarpone, in Germany they are turned into sausages and in Moldova they're blended into soup with cheese and chives.
From "Boranie Katschalu" in Afghanistan - fried potatoes, cheese, garlic and mint - to a chicken, veal, potato and banana stew from Venezuela, called Sancocho, the book shows the versatility of the vegetable and what can be done with a bit of imagination.
It's the world's fourth most important food after maize, wheat and rice, and it's also good for you, rich in carbohydrates, potassium and Vitamin C.
"The potato is one of the world's healthiest root vegetables, with a larger high-quality protein content than that of other roots and tubers," commented UN Economic Commission for Europe official Pier Giacomo Bianchi, who is responsible for standardising seed potatoes to facilitate international trade in the crop.
"We work towards ensuring that only healthy and high-yielding seed potatoes enter the international market," he said.
he book was launched on 6 November the UN Economic Commission.
The cookbook shows how truly international the potato has become in the centuries following its transportation to Europe by the first explorers to Latin America including English maritime hero Sir Walter Raleigh, who presented the exotic vegetable to Queen Elizabeth I.

In Italy potatoes are stuffed with mascarpone, in Germany they are turned into sausages and in Moldova they're blended into soup with cheese and chives.

From "Boranie Katschalu" in Afghanistan - fried potatoes, cheese, garlic and mint - to a chicken, veal, potato and banana stew from Venezuela, called Sancocho, the book shows the versatility of the vegetable and what can be done with a bit of imagination.

The potato is the world's fourth most important food after maize, wheat and rice, and it's also good for you, rich in carbohydrates, potassium and Vitamin C.

"The potato is one of the world's healthiest root vegetables, with a larger high-quality protein content than that of other roots and tubers," commented UN Economic Commission for Europe official Pier Giacomo Bianchi, who is responsible for standardising seed potatoes to facilitate international trade in the crop.

"We work towards ensuring that only healthy and high-yielding seed potatoes enter the international market," he said.

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