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US: More peanuts may mean lower prices

According to the Georgia Peanut Commission, the state average last year was about 4,500 pounds. That’s a thousand pounds more than the average 3,500 put out yearly in each of the past ten years. Click here for more details.

Peanut butter that saves lives

Some moms joke that their toddlers live on peanut butter. But for thousands of malnourished children in sub-Saharan Africa, the traditional sandwich spread has literally been a lifesaver—thanks in part to Dr. Mark Manary, a professor of pediatrics at Washington University in St. Louis and founder of Project Peanut Butter (PPB). Click here for more details.

Consortium of Food Allergy Research Completes Recruitment of NIH-sponsored CoFar6 Phase II Trial with DBV’s Viaskin(r) Peanut in Treatment of Peanut Allergy

DBV Technologies , creator of Viaskin®, a new paradigm for the treatment of food allergies, and the Consortium of Food Allergy Research (CoFAR) announced today that enrollment into the CoFAR6 study, a multi-center, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled phase II clinical trial of Viaskin® Peanut for the treatment of peanut allergic children and adults (4 to 25 years of age), has been completed. Click here for more details.

Fungicides, rotation and diversity keep peanut disease in check

Rainfall is a blessing most of the time for dryland peanut farmers along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, but it can also be a curse for fighting peanut diseases. For peanut producer Steve Seward, crop rotation, diversity and a strong fungicide program help keep disease in check and yields consistently high. Click here for more details.