$14M to fight global hunger with peanuts

The University of Georgia has received a $14 million grant from the U.S. Agency of International Development to manage the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research, known as the Peanut Lab, a global peanut research program that works to alleviate hunger by helping farmers in developing countries grow healthy crops. The agreement builds on UGA and USAID’s long-standing...

Scientists Map the Genetic Code of Peanut

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international group of agricultural scientists have mapped the genetic code of peanut, The Peanut Foundation announced Dec. 25.  The culmination of a five-year research project will give scientists around the world a map with which to unlock some of the genetic potential of the peanut plant. The data will be openly available to all scientists. This...

Company tries to commercialize peanut allergy patch though it might not be working

DBV Technologies SA’s top priority is to win over U.S. regulators and get its experimental peanut allergy patch to pharmacy shelves by 2019, even after it failed in an important test. The French biotech expects to hold a meeting with Food and Drug Administration representatives next year, the first contact since late October, when its Viaskin patch wasn’t as effective...

Peanut farmers applaud revision of legislation

TIFTON, Ga. (May 25, 2017) The Georgia Peanut Commission issued comments today in full support of the proposed rule issued in the Federal Register regarding a recommendation from the Peanut Standards Board to revise the minimum quality and handling standards for domestic and imported peanuts marketed in the United States. The Peanut Standards Board voted in the fall of...

Georgia Peanut Executive honored in US-Congress

On July 14, the Executive Director of the Georgia Peanut Commission, was honored by a formal acknowledgement before the House of Representative of the United States of America in Washington DC. On occasion of the 18th Southern Peanut Conference July 21-23 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Florida, Don Koehler received a framed transcript of the...
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