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  • NASA to grow potatoes on Mars

    NASA and the International Potato Center (CIP) will start cultivating potatoes in Mars-like conditions on Earth, with the hope of eventually building a controlled dome on Mars capable of farming the ancient crop. A second goal of the project is to highlight the role of potatoes in improving global food security.

    22 December 2015

    Source: Spud Smart

  • Make the most of the tools at our disposal

    In his latest newsletter article, NFU Horticulture and Potatoes board chairman, Guy Poskitt, talks AHDB, Food Waste and GM and encourages growers to take advantage of the tools at their disposal.

    Source: Unknown

  • ‘Poppy Box’ potato sales set to raise thousands for armed forces community

      An award-winning fresh produce supplier has partnered with one of its British growers on an innovative plan to raise at least £10,000 for the annual Poppy Appeal, which starts this month. Nationwide Produce PLC and Suffolk-based potato growers Three Musketeers Ltd will together donate 50p to The Royal British Legion from every box of Mint salad potatoes they sell throughout the three-week...

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  • International Food Waste Coalition: a collaborative farm-to-fork approach against food waste throughout the food services value chain

    With a value chain wide approach, from the field to the plate, Ardo, McCain, PepsiCo, SCA, Sodexo, Unilever Food Solutions and WWF have joined forces and their expertise to fight against food waste in the food services sector starting in Europe. The ultimate objective of the founding members of the International Food Waste Coalition (IFWC) is to inspire other companies and organisations to adopt...

    15 October 2015

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  • Ken Thomas Charitable Trust: Are you a young Cornish agriculturalist wishing to travel? Then read on!

    For many years the late Ken Thomas, a founder member of The Huers Farming Club, farmed at Coswarth, near Newquay. In the tradition of our great agricultural improvers of the past, the research which he initiated and carried out continuously on his farms resulted in real technical progress. Throughout his farming life Ken also maintained a special interest in the encouragement and education of...

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