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News Food & Beverage Sustainability
July 14, 2020  

McCain Foods focuses on more sustainable French fries

Three Farms of the Future will showcase how regenerative farming practices and the latest agricultural technology can be implemented at scale.

News Food & Beverage General
March 11, 2020  

Feds invest $2.3M in potato disease research

As part of the project, the Canadian Horticulture Council will survey potato fields to determine the levels of Potato Early Dying disease

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
July 30, 2018  

PEI potato shortage blamed as Cavendish Farms closes packaging plant

Shortfall of 68 million kilograms in 2017; bought from new sources on the island as well as from producers in other provinces.

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing General Production Technology
March 22, 2016  

Genetically engineered non-browning potato approved by Health Canada, CFIA

Simplot says the Innate potato has the same nutritional composition of regular potatoes plus reduced asparagine.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
October 15, 2014  

Sewing needles found in PEI potatoes

RCMP expands probe to Cavendish fry plant.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General Production
August 8, 2014  

McCain closing PEI french fry plant

121 jobs lost as demand shifts from North America.

News Business Operations Operations Production Sustainability Technology
December 11, 2012  

Maple Leaf sells Lethbridge potato plant for $60 million

Proceeds from the sale, expected to close by the end of December, will be used to pay down debt.