Belgian chip shop culture is now cultural heritage

Anyone who ever travels in or through Belgium knows that there is a chip shop in every self-respecting village or city neighbourhood. This summer, this chip shop culture was elevated to the status of a Belgian intangible cultural heritage. During the festivities in Brussels, HRH Prince Laurent of Belgium said that, like the members of his family, he is a big fan of a bag of fries with, of course, masses of mayonnaise.

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Italy: ideal testing ground for Dutch potato breeding

A top delegation of Dutch breeders was recently able to see for themselves that the areas around Bari and Naples in Italy are the perfect test base for potato breeding activities in.

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Thé chocolate potato

In addition to breeding and searching for the right varieties, we see the advance of the 3D printer and the printing of food.

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Water challenges ahead for Israeli potato growers

“We are looking positively into the 2018 export season which is now well underway”, says Yaniv Yablonka of Yapro Ltd, a leading Israeli potato exporter.

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TPC with new business premises ready for the future

Thirteen years after starting up in the garage, on 30 June, The Potato Company (TPC) opened a new and modern business premises in Emmeloord, where, in addition to spacious offices and a big factory hall, it also has its own breeding laboratory. ‘We’re now growing 400 hectares of seed potatoes of our eight own varieties in the Netherlands and France.

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Sustainability as central theme at SIA

This spring, agriculture was once again the theme in Paris.

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Belgium wants to set up TO Potatoes

At the beginning of March, the Belgian potato chain signed a letter of intent to organise itself as an approved trade organisation (TO) for potatoes.

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Table potatoes dominate the Chilean market

One of the major aims of the Chilean potato growers is to build up their own chip-processing industry.

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It’s full of IT technology here’

PotatoEurope in Emmeloord in mid-September was not dominated only by bad weather. There was also plenty of interest for the topic of precision farming in the potato sector on both the first PotatoEurope day, which was cancelled, and the second that went ahead. For those who could not be there…

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European drought could have a ripple-effect around the world

The sustained summer drought in Northern Europe is having a major impact on potato supplies and prices in across the continent and beyond.

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