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Michael Smith Promotes Potatoes

Michael Smith loves potatoes, and he’s reaching out on social media May 26 at 9.m. Eastern Time to let the whole world know. The internationally renowned chef is starring in two potato-related videos that are among a series of 10 videos produced for the Half Your Plate campaign to promote eating more fruits and vegetables by filling half your plate with these food items. The first of them is being released this week…

Searching for an Agile Potato

It’s no secret that rice has been the dominant crop in Asia for some time. It’s estimated that more than 90 per cent of the world’s rice supply is produced in the region and it occupies more land there than any other single crop. A team of researchers with the International Potato Centre (CIP) recently began work on a program that it hopes will provide more and better planting choices for growers…

Low Glycemic Potatoes

A team of researchers at the Potato Research Centre in Fredericton, N.B., and the Lethbridge Research Centre in Alberta has developed a low glycemic potato. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada project lead Benoit Bizimungu says this development could help consumers to achieve sustainable weight loss and improve the management of diabetes. Not only that, but the new low glycemic index variety could create new market opportunities for potato growers. Glycemic index or GI…

Nutrition in a Compact Package

Potatoes are among the healthiest vegetables available to consumers but the focus on reducing carbohydrate intake in many weight loss plans has given them a black eye. Now, two Ontario research scientists are working to restore the potato’s healthy profile in an effort to re-educate the public and provide growers with more information to share about the nutritional value of potatoes — particularly, the health benefits of coloured tubers. Agriculture and Agri-Food…

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