Processing, Trends

Japanese snack maker Calbee to stabilize output by growing potatoes in rice fields

Faced with having to stabilize the supply of potatoes for its chips production, Japanese snack maker Calbee is increasing the amount of the crop it grows in rice fields. Paddy-field potatoes are mainly grown in Kyushu, Japan's southernmost main island, but Calbee also plans to start cultivating them in the northern regions of Hokkaido and Tohoku.  Potatoes are traditionally grown in dry-soil fields,[Read More...]

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