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P.E.I. Potato Farm Built on Family Values

Gerrit Visser & Sons is a thriving family farm dedicated to quality with a knack for adapting to an ever-changing marketplace. Emigrating from Holland in 1954, Gerrit Visser settled in the small community of Orwell Cove, P.E.I., and started a livestock operation. In 1980, he returned to his roots, giving up his dairy and pig operation to grow potatoes on 200 acres with the help of his wife, Fim, and their six…

Calculating a Greener Path to Potatoes

With rising temperature trends around the world and the growing awareness of the role of man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in global warming, many individuals and organizations are taking steps to reduce their environmental impact or carbon footprint. The carbon footprint produced in the process of putting food on the dinner table is not insubstantial — for example, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research estimates that the agriculture industry is responsible…

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