Traits and Genetics

Expanding the Canadian potato market March 2017

The project provides the Canadian Horticultural Council with up to $274,714 to help grow foreign and domestic markets for Canadian potatoes. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Equation helps explain plant growth March 2017

UCLA researchers have developed a mathematical equation for leaf mass area Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

U.S. approves three new types of potato March 2017

Three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Fast-food fries come with ecological impacts February 2017

In order to make long, skinny, white French fries, processors are paying a premium to farmers for large Russet Burbank potatoes. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Keeping potatoes healthy February 2017

Thanks to the power of technology, curated news is delivered straight to my inbox each day, making it easy for me to keep up with the latest trends, technologies and happenings in the world of agriculture. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Canada’s newest potatoes November 2016

One has dark pink flesh and red skin, making it rich in antioxidants and perfect for niche marketing. Another increases yields by as much as 35 per cent when compared with the industry standard Russet Burbank, which is good news for french fry processors. Several others offer particular disease and pest resistances. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

USDA deregulates two more Innate varieties November 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has deregulated the Ranger Russet and Atlantic varieties of the second generation genetically modified Innate potato developed by J.R. Simplot. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ontario potato variety trial results September 2016

Selecting suitable varieties is the first step in any successful potato operation. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Yukon Gold potato celebrates 50 years May 2016

The Yukon Gold potato is marking its 50th anniversary. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

GM potato won't be grown commercially in Canada this year May 2016

A newly approved, genetically modified potato will not be grown commercially in Canada this year. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ontario potato crop update May 2016

The early-planted potato crop in the Leamington area is sprouting nicely with strong, healthy sprouts. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New GMO potato not well received by some Islanders April 2016

An Idaho-developed potato recently approved for consumption by Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency hasn’t been met with approval by some Islanders. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Health Canada, CFIA approve genetically engineered potato March 2016

Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have approved a genetically engineered potato for sale Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Nutritionally superior spuds March 2016

Although many consumers aren’t aware of it, potatoes have a lot of good things going for them when it comes to human nutrition. For instance, potatoes contain vitamin C, minerals, fibre, protein and bioactive compounds, plus they help provide a feeling of fullness that discourages overeating. Now an Ontario project is identifying some especially healthy potato cultivars that could help win back health-conscious consumers. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Controlling weight gain with potatoes? March 2016

A potato extract that’s rich in beneficial compounds is looking very promising. In trials with mice, researchers at McGill University have found that this extract reduces weight gain and provides other important health benefits. Now, they hope to conduct clinical trials to see if the extract produces similar benefits in people. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Distinctive new spud coming to P.E.I. February 2016

A West Prince potato farmer is hoping a new variety of spud will be a big hit in Island stores, and eventually make its way to the U.S. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Pink potato among 16 new kinds of spuds February 2016

Bright pink and purple are the hot new fashion colours for Spring 2016, for potatoes. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

FDA OKs another genetically engineered potato January 2016

The Food and Drug Administration says a potato genetically engineered to resist late blight is as safe as any other potato on the market. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Breeders, bees and serendipity December 2015

A recent project has corrected misinformation and filled information gaps about the origins of Russet Burbank. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

More Ontario potatoes on Ontario plates December 2015

Ontario’s potato growers have teamed up with researchers at the University of Guelph to identify new potato varieties that grow well in this province and are both tasty and nutritious to consumers. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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