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January 27, 2023 | News

American study shows that diners will pay more for meals that include potatoes

A recent study of 1,500 consumers who eat out at restaurants identified habits and opinions of restaurant patrons related to potatoes. The study uncovered potato dishes consumers love to order when eating out, potato dishes they choose to swap in place of other options presented to them, and their overall expectations regarding potatoes at restaurants.

January 20, 2023 | News

Breeders Trust aims for more control over Farm Saved Seed use with PBR Database

Breeders Trust announces the launch of a international pilot project, called PBR Database, to get a better grip on the use of Farm Saved Seed (FSS). According to the organization, this involves both getting a better grip in terms of collecting royalties (fair compensation) as well as countering illegal use of FSS.

January 13, 2023 | News

World Potato Congress Inc. announces new President and VP

World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) announces that Dr. Peter VanderZaag will step into the role of President and CEO of the organisation, and presents Dr. Nora Olsen as the new Vice-President of the congress.

January 06, 2023 | News

European exporters welcome WTO ruling in Colombia anti-dumping duties on frozen fries

The European Potato Processors’ Association (EUPPA) recently reported that arbitrators have ruled in favour of the EU in the World Trade Organization (WTO) appeal regarding Colombia’s anti-dumping duties on frozen fries originating from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.

December 21, 2022 | Articles

Farmmaps promotes precision farming with on-farm data

At the end of February, Farmmaps went live: one digital location where the grower can store allhis farm data and consult decision­-supporting modules. This platform takes years of knowledge and experience – built up during the (further) development of its predecessor Akkerweb – to the next level, at home and abroad.

December 21, 2022 | Articles

Potato professor obtains another PhD again: ‘On Processing Potato’

’Anyone interested in potato processing and people who want to learn about an innovative research approach’, are potential readers of his most recent doctoral research, according to Anton Haverkort. On 14 September, Haverkort obtained his doctorate for the second time, this time on an extensive research project on potato processing, entitled: On Processing Potato.

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