World Potato Congress 2012 Coverage
News coverage of WPC2012
Beddington calls for 'climate smart farming'
The government's chief scientist delivered what he called a 'gloomy, frightening but optimistic' presentation of the world's food and natural resource challenges at the opening of the World Potato Congress in Edinburgh this morning.
PepsiCo turns to new varieties
Eighty per cent of the potatoes used by PepsiCo in 2017 will be new varieties.
Potato has 'massive' global role
Potatoes can no longer be referred to as 'the humble spud' because they have massive role to play globally.
World needs GM crops argues Prof Sir John Beddington
After a weekend where anti GM protesters attempted to destroy a trial plot of wheat, the UK government’s chief scientific adviser said it made no sense to do so when the environmental benefits from the trial could be vast.
Potatoes, PROUD not HUMBLE
Potatoes have a massive role to play globally. As well as delicious to eat in all their many forms, they are nutritious and address many of our food security and sustainability challenges, declared Potato Council chairman Allan Stevenson in his opening address at World Potato Congress (Edinburgh, May 27).
One Potato, Two Potato…
This year is set to be another record breaker for Scotland’s seed potato exports. With over a month of the season still to go, exports of seed potatoes to non-EU countries have already hit an all-time high of 77,277 tonnes.
Scottish potato seed exports at record high
Scottish seed potato exports are at record high, the Scottish Government’s Rural Affairs secretary Richard Lochhead has told delegates to the World Potato Congress in Edinburgh.
Climate change and population growth major challenges for potato industry
The 2012 World Potato Congress opened in Edinburgh, Scotland on Monday 27th May 2012. The congress was opened by Allan Stevenson, Chairman of the Potato Council. He paid tribute to Great Britain's Agriculture and it's world leadership in sustainable ...
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