Camire speaks with Potato News Today about new, safer-to-eat Maine varieties

Mary Ellen Camire, professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine, spoke with Potato News Today about new Maine potato varieties that are safer to eat. The varieties Easton and AF4296-3 have less acrylamide, a probable carcinogen, than the Russet Burbank variety. “It took years to convince consumers to switch from whole milk to low-fat or skim milk. Hopefully changing consumer acceptance of these fries will not take as long,” Camire said.