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Meade Farm presents new starch-friendly potato varieties

The Meade Farm starch operation was recently visited by World Potato Congress (WPC) delegates; after three days of ground-breaking research presentations and industry networking in Dublin, close to 100 of the 1,000 delegates from the 11th WPC journeyed to Meade Farm in Lobinstown, Co. Meath on June 2, to see sustainability in action.

The delegates were particularly interested in the innovative measures by the family farm business to more fully utilize their raw materials.    Meade’s 2020 investment in a state-of-the-art potato-starch extraction facility has created a new market which can aid the long-term sustainability of Ireland’s potato crops.

While the extraction operation at Meade Farm derives much of its sustainability credentials from the utilization of surplus and Class II potato stocks, growing specific starch-friendly varieties can reduce carbon emissions and can serve as a back-up should surplus/Class II stocks become depleted.


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