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Marketing and Merchandising: Peanuts are the food of the future

Peanuts may be vital in feeding the growing planet in an economical and sustainable way. Learn how peanuts perform in wellness, environment, innovation, food safety and community.

Consumer Research: Food waste – The biggest loss could be what you choose to put in your mouth

When it comes to protein sources, using agricultural land for producing beef instead of plant-based crops results in a food loss of 96% per unit of land. This means that the potential gain from diverting agricultural land from beef to plant-based foods such as peanuts for consumption would be enormous.

Allergy Update: Two factors working together help to reduce peanut sensitization risk in infants and possible later allergy

Dr. Andrew Craig looks at the two-pronged approach to reduction in child peanut allergies, including both maternal consumption of peanuts while breast feeding and direct introduction of peanuts to infants in the first year of life.

Tasty, healthy and vegetarian

Get some Meatless Monday inspiration to kick off spring.

Health News: Heart health linked to nutty snacks

Adding peanuts to your shopping list is a great way to take care of your heart. According to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, eating nuts regularly can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Consumer Research: New food trends include eating more plant-based protein

We're hooked on this year’s plant-based food trend – are you? The protein profile of peanuts makes them a perfect fit for a plant-based diet and more Canadian consumers are making veggies and plant-based proteins the star of the plate this year.

Nutrition News: Power your child’s brain growth with peanuts

A child’s brain grows at warp speed during the first three years of their life. Integrating peanuts into a child’s diet can boost development, which can help with performance in school, sports and music.

Marketing and Merchandising: The future of grocery retail

Retail is going digital – groceries included. According to a recent study by the Food Marketing Institute and Nielsen, 70% of grocery shoppers will do part of their shopping online within the next five to seven years.

Allergy Update: A new primer for food allergy

Peanut allergies continue to receive a large amount of negative attention across both traditional and social media channels, but as a new comprehensive review illustrates, positive steps are being made to counter misinformation about allergies among consumers.

Consumer Trends: What health claims are shoppers really seeking?

When shopping for ‘better-for-you’ snacks, calorie and fat content remain the primary drivers for consumer purchases. On average, consumers observe roughly 40 claims that may influence their purchasing decision. However, in the end their final purchase is based on calorie and fat content.

Peanut Butter for the Hungry: Providing resources to malnourished children in the U.S. – and beyond

Peanut Butter for the Hungry (PB4H) is an initiative of the U.S. peanut industry to help malnourished children in areas where resources are limited. Read on for more information about the iniviative and how you can get involved.

Health and Nutrition Update: Healthy holiday eating strategies

The holiday season is upon us, but that doesn’t mean your healthy lifestyle should take a back seat. Check out nine strategies to keep unhealthy eating at bay, and we added in some peanutty tips.