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La Bonnotte Potatoes Are $318-Per-Pound Spuds

Food & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Would you splurge on La Bonnotte potatoes if you had the chance? These rare salty spuds are one of the world's most exclusive foods, and they're priced accordingly: a kilo of the potatoes, or 2.2 pounds, retails for up to $700. What...

Potato Growers Say Price-Fixing Charge is Half-Baked

Business & Finance / Personal Finance : Savings Experiment

John Miller/AP By JOHN MILLER BOISE, Idaho -- A battle between grocers and potato growers has been silently hitting shoppers' pocketbooks, according to a U.S. wholesaler accusing America's spud farmers of driving up prices while spy...

Farmers Accused of Potato Price-Fixing, Depriving Americans of a Spud Surplus

United States / New York : Grub Street

There should be more of these. There's trouble in Idaho: A grocers co-op has sued the United Potato Growers of America for what it says has been a decade-long scheme to artifically inflate the price of potatoes. In fact, the co-op (...

Grocery Group Accusing Potato Farmers Of Pumping Up Spud Prices

Lifestyle / Shopping : The Consumerist

The next time you’re biting into a perfectly crispy on the outside, steaming hot on the inside french fry, you should know there’s currently a battle raging between potato farmers and the grocers who sell those spuds in all their va...

Grocers allege potato group pumped up spud prices

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. wholesale grocer says America's potato farmers have run an illegal price-fixing cartel for a decade, driving up spud prices while spying on farmers with satellites and aircraft fly-overs to enforce strict ...

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