Monday, January 27, 2014

Potatoes jump...

in Minnesota.
While a December price was not yet available the average price per 100 pounds this year was $10.33, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Fracking potatoes.

"As an organization, we have sought ways in which to reduce our footprint on the environment. Through this vertical integration, we've found an effective way to reduce plant waste that in turn generates environmentally responsible inputs that we can use to sustainably produce our Hardbite line of chips, said Kirk Homenick, President of Naturally Homegrown Foods.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Carbon potato footprint.

"We appreciate folks' concerns, and we're also conscientious of the environment, so we want to do what's right for the environment and the community.”

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

"The real thing is called a Lenco Self-Propelled 'Airhead' Potato Harvester…"

"...and it’s about 60 feet long, capable of pulling a dozen rows of potatoes from the ground at once and then sifting dirt away from the potatoes and dumping the dirt back in the field. It can fill a truck with more than 38,000 pounds of potatoes in minutes, comes with a price tag of nearly three-quarters of a million dollars, and only about 78 are being used in the state."
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Monday, January 20, 2014

Mushed potato.

TAR-JAY shoppers Targeted...

"Wielding a piece of malware called ‘potato’ in Russian, Eastern European hackers stormed past the digital firewalls of Target and six other retailers to steal credit cards belonging to a quarter of the US population."
ADDED: Tibore, the commenter, has more.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Potato red line.

“The product has been spotted in several places and I would like to know how those in charge of monitoring the import of foreign products allowed it into the country,” he said. However, Abdul Aziz Al Samhan, the head of the Cooperative Societies Union, has denied the existence of any Israeli products in Kuwait’s cooperatives. “This is definitely a red line that no one is allowed to cross under any name,” he said in a statement.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Is Obama being a dic-tater?

"'That should be dictated by science,' Greenaway said. The potato industry says it has science on its side. Mark Szymanski of the National Potato Council points out that the USDA’s own dietary guidelines issued in 2010 recommend consumption of starchy vegetables. He says a potato provides potassium, dietary fiber and folate that can be helpful for pregnant women and is also economical, which could help low-income mothers stretch their dollars."

Wednesday, January 8, 2014