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Fighting potato damaging worms with fungi

Veracruz - The parasitic worm Globodera rostochiensis causes damage to potatoes by spoiling them and rendering them inedible. Scientists have developed a way to stop the worm through the use of fungi as a biological weapon.

Potato removed from woman's vagina

Honda - A woman from Colombia had a potato removed from her vagina, after she placed it inside of her in an attempt to use it as a form of birth control.

Scientists engineer ‘healthy’ potatoes for the U.S.

Potatoes with much higher levels of carotenoids have been created through U.S. Department of Agriculture studies. Carotenoids are powerful antioxidants that can help prevent some forms of cancer and heart disease.

Essential oils can prolong potatoes and avoid spoilage

A scientist has found, through experiments, that potatoes can be preserved for longer through the use of essential oils.

Gravity satellite depicts Earth as a planet shaped like a potato

Munich - Our planet actually looks like a big potato, at least according to European Space Agency's GOCE satellite that shows the uneven distribution of gravity on Earth. The geoid map will help us better understand our planet.

The potato diet: 1,200 spuds in 60 days

Man cannot live on potatoes alone, at least not without coveting other foods. This is the unexpected lesson being learned by Chris Voigt, the executive director of the Washington State Potato Commission, finishing week four of his spuds-only diet.

Crisp packets made from plants coming and going

While it was announced that environmentally-friendly crisp packets, made from potato peelings, could soon be on shop shelves across the UK, a North American company cut back on its use of compostable snack bags.

Legal challenge seeks to revoke permission for GE spud, Amflora

A growing number of European countries have decided to fight the European Commission's approval of the genetically modified potato called Amflora.

PEI potato peelers hope to set world record

Potato peelers in Prince Edward Island are going to try to set a new world record this summer. They hope to break a Guinness World Record for the most potatoes peeled by five people in 45 minutes.

FAO International Photography Contest Winners Announced

A Peruvian and a Chinese photographer have won the world photography contest “Focus on a global food” launched by FAO and the United Nations.

Mr. Potato Head toy: Now With Ecstacy Brain

It seems that the toy head is coming with something new these days. Ecstasy tablets. Customs officers discovered nearly 10.5 ounces of ecstasy tablets hidden inside a Mr. Potato Head toy sent to Australia from Ireland.

Ever Wonder About The History Of The Potato Chip?

I like doing word searches while I am, um.....uh, busy in the bathroom. I saved a couple of the completed ones I did about a month ago (word searches, that is!). One of the topics was about the history of the potato chip with related words to seek out.

The Spud Gets its Due

2008 is the UN Year of the Potato; Potatoes are crucial to the food security of hundreds of millions of people in the developing world, where annual consumption has risen from 9 kg/capita in 1961-63 to around 21kg today.

Easter Mashed Potato Recipe

Posted just for Amaranth, Heres a recipe for serving your mashed potatoes at easter, with an easter theme and associated springtime flavours you'll have your easter party guests fighting over.

Plague in potato field, farmer hangs himself

In Bengal, India, a disease that destroys acres of potato in a matter of days has claimed its first human victim.

Microwave Potato Chip Maker

A New Potato Chip Maker from Japan that uses Microwave cooking.

Mr Potato Head Move Over, It's the Spider Spud

Everyone’s favorite potato wants to be America’s favorite super hero! MR. POTATO HEAD, the iconic face-changing potato friend for kids, becomes the web-slinging hero, SPIDER SPUD, in a super hero make over.
 

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Baked potato with melted cheese and chopped green onions.
Baked potato with melted cheese and chopped green onions.
Karen Graham
The reward for information on potato tampering in P.E.I. has been raised to $500 000.
The reward for information on potato tampering in P.E.I. has been raised to $500,000.
Steve Caruso
Famous Prince Edward Island potatoes.
Famous Prince Edward Island potatoes.
PEI Potatoes
Chris Voigt  Executive Director of the Washington State Potato Commission  is living on a diet of po...
Chris Voigt, Executive Director of the Washington State Potato Commission, is living on a diet of potatoes and only potatoes for 60 days.
20 Potatoes a Day
Tomatoes are spliced onto potato rootstock  and the stems that are joined need to be of the same thi...
Tomatoes are spliced onto potato rootstock, and the stems that are joined need to be of the same thickness.
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Amflora  genetically modified potato developed by BASF Plant Science for production of starch was fi...
Amflora, genetically modified potato developed by BASF Plant Science for production of starch was finally withdrawn from EU market in 2012
BASF Plant Science
Potatoes in a storage
Potatoes in a storage
J.R. Simplot Company
Potato wedges
Potato wedges
BrokenSphere
If you look closely you can see another black racer crawling through the potato plants after being s...
If you look closely you can see another black racer crawling through the potato plants after being spotted by my camera.
Patato plants in a garden.
Patato plants in a garden.
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A baked potato with a pat of butter.
A baked potato with a pat of butter.
Renee Cormet

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