Saturday, 21 October 2017

 

Prince Edwards Island's major potato processor Cavendish Farms is constructing two new buildings to store its potatoes. 

According to Jubs Bristow, the vice-president of agriculture with Cavendish Farms, the new buildings will be able to hold 48 million pounds of potatoes.

"I think this helps ensure the plants get better quality potatoes, especially through those long storage months of July, August, and September, and so this will help the French fry plants produce better quality potatoes," Bristow said, according to cbc.ca.

Bristow said the buildings under construction are meant to replace six outdated ones, which are 50 to 60 years old and poorly insulated. They also don't have refrigeration and lack airflow. Bristow added the new storage facilities will use 35% less fossil fuel than the ones they're replacing.   

Photo credit: http://www.cbc.ca  

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