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God, save the crunch! Scientists are trying to reinvent potato chips

September 26, 2019

Your favorite sports game is starting. Your glass is full with fizzy drink, your friends are excited and…
Designing a better low-fat potato chip

August 9, 2019

Munching on low-fat potato chips might reduce the guilt compared with full-fat versions, but many people don’t find…
Innovative Approach to Breeding Could Mean Higher Yields and Better Crops

August 13, 2018

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Albany, California, have found a way to streamline the process that scientists…
Colorado potato beetle genome gives insight into major agricultural pest

February 2, 2018

The Colorado potato beetle is notorious for its role in starting the pesticide industry — and for its…
Researchers trace the potato’s origins, learn about its untapped potential

January 8, 2018

The comfort food we know and love today as the potato was domesticated between 8,000 and 10,000 years…
“Golden” potato delivers bounty of vitamins A and E

November 10, 2017

An experimental “golden” potato could hold the power to prevent disease and death in developing countries where residents…
Potato waste a potential goldmine

October 2, 2017

In addition to a value increase of up to a factor 1,000, the perspectives are also natural food…
Utah home to earliest use of wild potato in North America

July 4, 2017

The town of Escalante in southern Utah is no small potatoes when it comes to scientific discovery; a…
Colorful potatoes may pack powerful cancer prevention punch

August 27, 2015

Compounds found in purple potatoes may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the…
New research finds consumers willing to spend more for biotech potato products

March 11, 2015

New research from an Iowa State University economist found consumers were willing to spend more for genetically modified…
Fighting the Colorado potato beetle with RNA

March 1, 2015

RNA interference protects potato plants against herbivore attack Colorado potato beetles are a dreaded pest of potatoes all…
Pest attacks can lead to bigger crop yields

June 25, 2014

Most farmers fight a constant battle against damaging insects. In a plant science version of “keep your friends…
Irish potato famine pathogen originated in Mexico

June 3, 2014

Settling a long-established debate over the origin of Phytophthora infestans – the pathogen that led to the Irish potato famine…
Potato Pest Dissected for Clues to Better Controlling It

May 5, 2014

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to finding new ways of…
Couch potato? It could be genetic

February 17, 2014

Scientists in China and Aberdeen have made a key discovery which could explain why some people are ‘couch…
Potatoes Could Step Up Performance under Climate Change Pressure

February 4, 2014

Research at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggests that potatoes are still the go-to tuber when times…
Aeroponics to boost NY potato production

December 20, 2013

The mashed potatoes or latkes that enhance your holiday feast have taken a long path from tuber to…
Chemical Trickery Explored to Help Contain Potato Pest

March 27, 2013

The pale cyst nematode, Globodera pallida, is one bad roundworm. Unchecked, the pest burrows into potato roots to feed, obstructing…
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