New Zealand is facing a potato shortage after up to 30 per cent of the country’s crop was hit by heavy rain during the 2017 winter season. Chris Claridge, the Chief Executive of Potatoes New Zealand...

McCain Foods has completed stage one of the $57 million upgrade of its Ballarat potato plant. Working with Ballarat City Council, McCain has finished work to improve access to the plant and to remove parked...

A new study published on the 13 January 2016 by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has found a link between excessive potato consumption and gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy).   Researchers...

Naturally purple-fleshed potatoes may aid in killing bowel cancer stem cells, according to a team of international researchers who found that compounds in the colourful veggie suppressed the spread of...

McCain Foods Australia/New Zealand will spend up to $10 million dollars over the next two years upgrading onsite storage facilities and building a new packing line at the Smithton plant in Circular Head,...

Two prominent Australian food manufacturers have announced they are feeling the pressure from a “very competitive food industry environment” and may forced to make closures and reduce grower contracts. Simplot...

Two ladies from the village of Oak Ridge, Missouri in the USA have developed a deep-seeded interest in creating jewellery out of potatoes. Jo Ann Hahs and Linda Freeman have raised thousands of dollars...

Australia is facing a huge glut of potatoes. Prices for potatoes for the Australian domestic market will soon drop below  farm production costs. Greengrocers and supermarkets are acquiring potatoes at...

Potato growers across Australia are threatening to plough surplus potatoes back into the ground or leave them to rot in what is reported to be one of the biggest potato gluts in Australian history. Australian potato grower...

Potatoes and other foods reportedly high on the Glycemic Index (GI) might not be the dietary villains that many dieticians claim them to be, according to a new study by the University of Otago, in New...