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Cracking open the peanut genome

Atlanta - U.S. scientists have cracked the peanut genome for the first time. The new genome map provides insights into ancestry and diversity of today's peanuts, and will assist with boosting agricultural production.

Peanut allergy patch in development

A French medical technology company has developed a new patch to help address the risks surrounding peanut allergies. The patch is to be reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

McDonald's Canada issues warning after nuts added to a menu item

McDonald’s Canada has announced the company put nuts in a new McFlurry, raising the possibility all food in its restaurants can potentially come in contact with the nuts. Judging from reactions on social media, a lot of customers are not "lovin’ it."

Support for peanut butter allergy theory

London - The idea that eating peanuts early as a child is the best way to avoid a peanut allergy has been confirmed in a new research study.

The strange case of the peanut factory fire

Northampton - England’s health agency has issued a new review into chemical hazards and poisons. Deep within the report is an interesting case of a peanut factory fire. Here there was an unusual risk.

Peanuts linked to better health

Amsterdam - Peanuts have been found to have the equivalent effects on health as tree nuts, although, unsurprisingly, peanut butter is not associated with the good health effect. This is based on a new study.

Video: 'Peanuts' official movie trailer

Charles M. Schultz's famous 'Peanuts' comic script, which spawned many TV specials, is officially getting the big movie treatment.

Three guilty in Salmonella peanut butter case

Albany - A jury has convicted a former peanut company owner, and two other executives, of conspiracy and fraud in a case stemming from a deadly Salmonella outbreak almost six years ago.

Peanut butter contamination, manager testifies against company

A trial is ongoing relating to peanut butter products contamination in the U.S., dating back to 2008 and 2009. This was one of the most serious food poisoning events in history. The prosecution argue that the company was negligent.

Peanut & almond butter Salmonella risk

A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.

Doctors use peanuts to cure children of potentially fatal allergy

Paris - Doctors said Thursday they could treat peanut allergy by feeding children the very thing their bodies reject, so building tolerance that could save a life in case of accidential ingestion.

Eating nuts has an association with longer life

A new study ties nut consumption to longevity. The theory is that the oils in nuts can reduce bad cholesterol and possibly inflammation.

Marrow transplant cures peanut allergy

A marrow transplant for child with leukemia not only helped tackle the cancer, it also cured an allergy that the child had to peanuts.

Is it possible to 'sniff out' Alzheimer’s?

A remarkable and inexpensive peanut-butter smell test could help diagnose the neurodegenerative disease Alzheimer’s in its early stages.

Writer, Peanuts creator Charles Schulz at Saginaw Castle Museum Special

Saginaw - On Saturday Dec. 29 Saginaw Castle Museum patrons were given a glimpse inside the life of writer Charles Schulz’s life, for free.

Allergies to peanuts have tripled in last decade

A recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology shows that peanut allergies are becoming more common, particularly in one southeastern Minnesota community.

RNC attendee allegedly taunts, throws peanuts at CNN camerawoman

Tampa - The left-wing blogs are lighting up Wednesday morning and accusing the GOP of racism following an incident of a Republican National Convention attendee allegedly throwing peanuts at a black CNN camerawoman and stating, "This is how we feed animals."

Memphis-area mayor, administration run from Muslim Obama remark

Last week the Mayor of a Memphis suburb accused "Muslim" President Obama of attempting to ruin Christmas. He later said his "joking nature" got the best of him and it was all meant in good fun.

Mars Snackfood US issues allergy alert

Today, Mars Snackfood US announced a voluntary recall of its Dove Caramel Pecan Perfection ice cream with the lot number 931AB5YN07 because it may contain undeclared peanuts.

More Hershey’s Chocolate Reeses Cookies recalled

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Dipped Reeses Cookies contains peanuts that are not declared on the label, resulting in incorrect allergen information.

Nutkao food recall re undeclared peanuts

International Bazaar Inc. a Dayton, Ohio firm is voluntarily recalling a single lot of "Kroger Hazelnut Spread", packed in Italy by Nutkao S.r.L.

Texas Fines Peanut Plant

Plainview Peanut Corp. LLC was fined over alleged violations that include unsanitary conditions, product contamination.

Lawrence’s Delights Issues Allergy Alert

Lawrence's Delights, Atlanta, Ga is recalling its 2 oz walnut Baklava because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious of life-threatening allergic reaction.

Study Examines Peanut Allergies

A carefully administered daily dose of peanuts has been so successful as a therapy for peanut allergies that a select group of children is now off treatment and eating peanuts daily.

Allergy Alert: Japanese Style Sesame Mochi

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to peanut proteins not to consume the Japanese Style Sesame Mochi described below. The affected product contains peanuts which are not declared on the label.

Allergy Alert Undeclared Egg, Milk, Peanut Protein

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to egg, milk and peanut protein not to consume certain Korean Crackers.

Over 200 Peanut-related Products Recalled

There are over 200 snack food products being recalled in Canada because of deadly salmonella outbreak from tainted peanut products in the U.S.

Allergy Alert Two SunRidge Farms Products

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and DMR Food Corporation are warning people with allergies to milk re: SunRidge Farms Organic Dark Chocolate Raisins and SunRidge Farms Organic Dark Chocolate Peanuts. The affected products may contain milk.

Allergy Alert on Mislabeled Chocolate-Covered Peanuts and Almonds

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. is recalling 5-ounce bags of chocolate-covered almonds and 5-ounce bags of chocolate double-dipped peanuts because the packaging is labeled incorrectly

Founder of Planters Peanuts honored

An Italian immigrant who grew his fresh-roasted peanut business from a very small pushcart into a worldwide corporate behemoth has been recognized with a state historical marker.
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packing peanuts
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Developing pods on a peanut plant
Screengrab from the official  Peanuts  trailer.
Screengrab from the official "Peanuts" trailer.
Writer Charles Schulz at the Saginaw Castle Museum
Writer Charles Schulz at the Saginaw Castle Museum
Writer Charles Schulz at the Saginaw Castle Museum
Writer Charles Schulz at the Saginaw Castle Museum
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A scene from You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
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Roasted Peanuts
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Writer Charles Schulz at the Saginaw Castle Museum
Writer Charles Schulz at the Saginaw Castle Museum
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Peanut Butter in the jar.
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