The National Potato Council’s John Keeling discusses the pros and cons and encourages interested stakeholders to pay attention to the upcoming regulatory process and submit comments when they are sought.
The National Potato Council says to ask your Congressional representatives to support the potato industry on issues such as voluntary GMO labelding, truck weight reform, and funding for breeding research.
Historically, there has often been opposition or fear of new agricultural technologies and today is no different, but it is critical that growers have access to technologies that meet consumer demand while using less land and conserving soil, water, and energy.
What is often a no-brainer for someone entrenched in the business of agriculture has to be explained — in detail — to some industry outsiders. Case in point: look at the rollercoaster ride potatoes have been on for several years.
The National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine has released a report recommending that USDA allow fresh, white potatoes to be an eligible vegetable for purchase using the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Cash Value Voucher.