Jun 19, 2013 — The National Potato Council wants potatoes to be allowed in a supplemental food program for low-income women and children at nutritional risk. But advocates for the program say the industry just wants to circumvent the scientific process that sets policy on nutrition.
Jun 18, 2013 — Did a 10-pound bag of potatoes really cost $15 back in 2008? We get to the bottom of some puzzling numbers in the lawsuit alleging America's potato growers have become a spud cartel.
Jun 17, 2013 — A civil lawsuit that shifted into U.S. district court in Idaho last week alleges that the United Potato Growers of America has become a veritable OPEC of spuds. The group is accused of using high-tech, strong-arm tactics to inflate potato prices.
May 22, 2013 — Although scientists have known that a funguslike organism caused the potato blight that triggered the Great Famine in Ireland in the 1840s, they didn't know which strain was the culprit. But they do now, thanks to the genes in some 19th century potato samples.
Aug 2, 2012 — Will tomorrow's U.S. supermarket stock 10 kinds of potatoes? Potato geneticist Chuck Brown hopes so. He's been working to introduce the American market to purple, orange and red potato varieties, and bring back the sizzle potatoes once enjoyed.
Jul 18, 2012 — Potato consumption has been slipping due to renewed concerns among some Americans about eating too many carbohydrates. Now the U.S. Potato Board hopes it can recast the potato as a glamorous, nutritious vegetable.
Oct 19, 2011 — A few hours after the Senate reached a deal on potatoes in schools, comedian Stephen Colbert took to the airwaves to display what sounded like some long-repressed middle school angst over being separated from his beloved 'tots.'
Oct 6, 2011 — USDA's proposed limits on starchy vegetables like the potato in school lunch have spurred the potato lobby, school food service directors, and members of Congress into action. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is stressing the spud's potassium and dietary fiber.
Sep 7, 2011 — All year, a fight has been raging over the potato's proper role in school lunch and breakfast programs. Potato industry lobbyists and senators from potato-growing states are fighting efforts to limit spuds' appearances in the lunch line.