When it comes to sustainability, U.S. peanut farmers have dramatically improved their environmentally favourable crop production practices over the years. The result? A nutritious and delicious crop that Canadians have come to know and love.
The American Peanut Council (APC) makes it a priority to implement policies and practices that directly affect the food Canadians consume. The APC also ensures quality peanuts are produced using sound agricultural practices, and as a result peanuts consistently come out with a lower water footprint than other nuts. With this, yields have risen dramatically, making the U.S. the lowest-cost producer in the world.
The role and responsibility of the American peanut farmer is adopted with great care and dedication to ensure the provision of an ample, high-quality and safe supply of peanuts to food manufacturers and consumers. Over the years, the industry has worked to improve environmental crop production practices in terms of efficiencies in energy and water use, soil erosion, land use and greenhouse gases.
Next time you open a jar of peanut butter or crack open a peanut shell, consider the labour of love that went into producing a high-quality product that’s both loaded with nutritional benefits and produced using sound environmental practices.