Peanut farmers and those who follow the peanut industry know the U.S. has produced a lot of peanuts in recent years. Peanut stocks remain high in the supply pipeline, surpassing demand, and, for now, suppressing farmer prices. But don’t we want to produce a lot of peanuts? Click here for more details.
A new gene therapy developed by scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine could eventually prevent the life-threatening effects of peanut allergy with just a single dose, according to a new pre-clinical study. Click here for more details.
Melbourne-based researchers have published findings from their study that showed dietary fibre (that breaks down into short-chain fatty acids in the gut) together with vitamin A and a healthy gut microbiota can protect against peanut allergy. Click here for more details.
Warehouses are full. Prices are low, and prices of other commodities are even lower. Inputs are not lower, except maybe fuel, and now the European Union is dictating what products can be used on peanut, that is if you could possibly be sending your product overseas to one of their ports. With all of this, is there any reason to be optimistic? Of course there is. Click herefor more details.
From half a world away — through an app on a cell phone — a farmer can track the weather back home and schedule watering. Through software and a laptop or tablet, a farmer can tell you precisely how yields on one field fare against another and the effect of dozens of decisions made between planting and harvest. Click here for more details.
Bran lovers rejoice. Fibre-rich diets have been shown to protect against peanut allergy in mice, by increasing gut bacteria that bolster the immune system. If the same holds true for humans, our diets could prevent or even reverse allergies to peanuts. Click here for more details.
It’s a mystery playing out in post-Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) fashion. Supply chains are being laid down side by side to see if there is any way that soft red winter wheat grown in southern Georgia could have been contaminated with peanut residue. Click here for more details.
To benefit older adults who are at a high risk of protein-energy malnutrition, scientists from the University of Georgia developed a peanut-based beverage supplement and compared its nutritional and microbiological qualities with commercial products. Click here for more details.
Peanut growers take note, there are new import restrictions on propiconazole residues in peanuts going to the European Union (EU). Propiconazole is an active ingredient in the common peanut fungicides Tilt, Tilt/Bravo, Artisan, Stratego, PropiMax, and Bumper. Click here for more details.
CRISPR technology is being touted as a way to remove this ubiquitous food’s deadly potential, but it won’t be easy—if it’s possible at all. Click here for more details.