One of the founders of modern potato breeding, Dr Jack Dunnett, MBE, has been awarded this year’s British Potato Industry Award, which recognises outstanding contributions made by individuals to the entire potato industry.Dr Dunnett is considered to be one of the most exceptional British potato breeders in nearly six decades.From his early career, assisting Dr William Black at Pentlandfield...2 December 2013
Members of the Guild of Food Writers attended a special Potato Workshop at Westminster Kingsway College recently, to explore how to get the best results from potatoes. Entitled ‘In Search Of Potato Perfection’, the session explained the importance of choosing the right variety for the chosen cooking method and introduced Potato Council’s shopper signposts which group varieties...2 December 2013
Launching a consultation on Potato Council’s 2014 business plan, Director Rob Clayton nailed the AHDB Division’s ambition firmly to the mast. “Our mission is simple” he said, “We will provide support for the sector that improves production of potatoes. We will assist industry in promoting potatoes and we will protect the reputation of the sector”Breaking...29 November 2013
The entire potato industry gathered again in Harrogate, North Yorkshire this week for BP2013, the key industry event of the year, with early indications showing attendance over the two days up by almost 20 per cent.“It’s clear that anyone who is serious about growing and purchasing potatoes came to the event,” comments Potato Council director Rob Clayton. “There was a...29 November 2013
Calling All Growers – Are You Passionate About Potatoes? Then Join Potato Council's Team Of Ambassadors!
Potato Council is once again on the search for new members to join its team of Potato Ambassadors – growers who are keen to get involved in marketing activity and help spread the word that potatoes are healthy and sustainable as well as being versatile, easy-to-prepare and great value for money.Potato Council marketing manager, Kate Cox, said: “Since recruiting our first set of...28 November 2013