potatoes

No Food Left Behind: WWF study addresses food loss in fields

· August 21, 2018

Just how much produce is the agricultural industry leaving in the fields post harvest? The World Wildlife Fund dove into food loss numbers in their recent report, “No Food Left Behind: Underutilized Produce Ripe for Alternative Markets.” The report examines four crops during the 2017-2018 growing season at a set of farms in Florida, New […]

Simplot adds CRISPR-Cas9 to keep potatoes on shelf longer

· August 14, 2018

Potatoes may not perish as fast in the future. The J.R. Simplot Company has executed a joint intellectual property licensing agreement with Corteva Agriscience and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for foundational CRISPR-Cas9 and related gene editing tools. The technology will give Simplot another avenue to bring desirable traits forward in certain fruits […]

Mexico snaps back with punitive tariffs; Pork caught in crossfire

· June 6, 2018

The pork industry is taking a one, two punch following President Trump’s latest announcement to implement tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Mexico, Canada, and the European Union. On Tuesday Mexico levied punitive tariffs – 10 percent effective immediately, escalating to 20 percent – on unprocessed pork (not including variety meats) in retaliation. Mexico’s […]

Mexico court ignores science, bans fresh U.S. potatoes

· August 9, 2017

A Los Mochis, Mexico district court judge’s ruling to continue the ban on U.S. potatoes across most of Mexico ignores science and directly threatens the role of the Mexican plant health regulatory authority, SAGARPA. According to the National Potato Council, the ruling contradicts the conclusions of SAGARPA, USDA, and third party experts that have reviewed […]

Land-grants partner with U.S. Potato Genebank for tater R&D

· September 13, 2016

Fifteen land-grant universities have teamed up with the United States Potato Genebank to support spud research. The collaboration will also examine new potato varieties and conserve specimens to overcome future growing challenges such as droughts, natural disasters, or emerging pests, and diseases. The most widely grown and consumed vegetable in the U.S., the potato brought […]

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