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Peanuts are incredibly versatile. And so are the ways we learn about them. From farmer podcasts to peanut butter infographics to creative advertisements featuring America’s favorite nut, this section spotlights peanuts in all sorts of exciting new ways. 

The Rise of Peanuts During the Pandemic

When Food Network star Ina Garten bantered on national TV with CNN’s Anderson Cooper about their rediscovered love of the PB&J last December, it was no surprise to me that the classic all-American peanut butter sandwich had risen back to the top of our collective food conscious – not only filling our bellies, but soothing our souls during trying times. And that’s what’s special about the work I do for America’s peanut farmers at the National Peanut Board (NPB).

Four New Peanut Product Trends to Watch

Hundreds of new products with peanuts are launched in the U.S. every year by brands and retailers. NPB regularly tracks new products, product line extensions and new varieties. Here are four interesting trends from recent new product launches.

Author Q&A: Sophie Egan on How to be a Conscious Eater

To eat consciously is not about diets, fads, or hard-and-fast rules. It’s about having straightforward, accurate information to make smart, thoughtful choices amid the chaos of conflicting news and marketing hype. Find out more in this Q&A with author, Sophie Egan.

Food Trends: Peanuts and the Gen Z POV

When it comes to food trends, Gen Z is putting their money where their mouth is. While it’s too soon to tell how the global pandemic will influence Gen Z’s long-term attitudes and behaviors, here’s a look at their current point of view on food—and what it means for peanuts.

Without Fans in the Stands, Ballpark Peanuts Are Sidelined

On July 28th, BBC Radio aired a segment on baseball and peanuts by Paige Sutherland. In the piece, Sutherland shares with listeners the situation of in-shell peanuts during a baseball season with no fans in the stands.

Join our Virtual Bake Off for a Good Cause with Milk Bar Founder Christina Tosi

As part of our year-long Spreading Good initiative, we’ll be cooking for a good cause with Christina Tosi, chef, founder, and owner of Milk Bar. Proceeds from the virtual event will benefit the non-profit, The Birthday Party Project. Let’s put those peanut butter cravings to good use!

Texas A&M Fast-tracks Superior Cultivars Using Genetic and Physical Markers

Conventional breeding is a long and laborious process that takes years to bring a new seed to market. That’s why researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife (TAMU) are fast-tracking the breeding process with genomics (targeting genes at the DNA/molecular level) and phenomics (identifying physical characteristics of the plant). Their aim is to resist disease and environmental pressures by screening for genetic and phenomic markers with advantageous characteristics to allow for the quicker development of new varieties.

USDA-AMS Rules Missouri a Primary Peanut-Producing State

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) rule, which will be effective April 22, 2020 to add the state of Missouri as a primary peanut-producing state under the Peanut Promotion, Research and Information Order (Order). The Order is administered by the National Peanut Board.

Peanut Lovers Unite: National Peanut Board Will Be Spreading Good in 2020

Spreading Good offers peanut and peanut butter fans the opportunity to put their love and passion back into the community. To kick it off, the Spreading Good campaign will be spreading more than peanut butter — it will be spreading goodwill, too.

The Journey of a Peanut Butter Jar

About 94% of American homes have at least one jar of peanut butter & you've grown up eating the classic PB&J. But have you thought about how that creamy goodness gets to the grocery store shelf?

    

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