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2014-04-22 08:33:52

The World's Largest Potato On Wheels Will Travel Close to 19,000 Miles and Visit 26 States in Five Months with a Fresh New Look and an Important Heart-Health Message for Women BOISE, Idaho, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The head-turning, jaw-dropping Great Big Idaho® Potato Truck is back on the road for its third consecutive cross-country tour with a new message for women: Take care of your heart! The five-month long, 2014 Big Idaho® Potato Truck Tour kicked off in Boise, Idaho with waves,...

2013-08-29 23:22:44

Global Modified Starch Market report touches on various important aspects of the market which includes an analysis of the value chain, the competitive landscape, a raw material analysis, and the patent analysis. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/modified-starch-market-511.html (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 According to a new market research report, “Modified Starch Market by Raw Materials, Applications & Geography - Global Market Estimates Up To 2017”, published by...

2011-08-03 15:00:00

BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl was unveiled today as the new name for the Humanitarian Bowl which features a top selection from the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The nation's longest-running outdoor cold-weather Bowl, played since 1997, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. MST at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho and televised on ESPN. (Logo:...

2011-06-23 18:29:00

DENVER, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Potato Board believes a study released in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine perpetuates unfortunate myths and misconceptions about the potato. Singling out the potato as a cause of weight gain is misleading and contrary to existing research. "The researchers call into question the long-validated idea that the ultimate determinate of weight gain and weight loss is calories in and calories out," says Dr. Katherine Beals, R.D.,...

2011-06-10 09:15:00

DENVER, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent unveiling of the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) MyPlate icon heralded a bold, new visual reminder of the importance of fruit and vegetable consumption, filling half the plate with these two important food groups. The United States Potato Board (USPB) commends the USDA on developing this straightforward visual icon designed to prompt consumers to build a healthy plate at meal times by emphasizing the fruit, vegetables,...

2011-01-19 23:22:00

Scientists are reporting a key advance toward development of a way to combat the terrible plant diseases that caused the Irish potato famine and still inflict billions of dollars of damage to crops each year around the world. Their study appears in ACS' bi-weekly journal Organic Letters. Teck-Peng Loh and colleagues point out that the Phytophthora fungi cause extensive damage to food crops such as potatoes and soybeans as well as to ornamental plants like azaleas and rhododendrons. One...

2010-11-17 21:14:37

Scientists are reporting a key advance toward development of a way to combat the terrible plant diseases that caused the Irish potato famine and still inflict billions of dollars of damage to crops each year around the world. Their study appears in ACS' bi-weekly journal Organic Letters. Teck-Peng Loh and colleagues point out that the Phytophthora fungi cause extensive damage to food crops such as potatoes and soybeans as well as to ornamental plants like azaleas and rhododendrons. One...

2010-06-02 20:37:57

A recent study conducted by scientists with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and cooperators shows the potato germplasm Neo-Tuberosum, used by potato breeders to develop new cultivars, has origins that can be traced to Chile, not to the Andes as previously believed. Native "landrace" potatoes come from two areas: lowland central Chile and the Andes mountains from Venezuela south to northern Argentina. These geographical groups of potato, Solanum tuberosum, differ mainly in day-length...


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Amflora
2013-10-03 07:51:27

Amflora, known also as EH92-527-1, is a genetically modified potato developed by BASF Plant Science. Amflora potato plant produces pure amylopectin starch that is processed to waxy potato starch. Amflora was approved for industrial applications in the European Union market on March 2, 2010 by the European Commission. It was originally registered on August 5, 1996. Amflora was developed by geneticist Lennart Erjefalt and agronomist Juri Kano of Svalof Weibull AB. Because of the lack of...

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.