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The nut industry and the products created by PTNPA members are hot topics of conversation! Whether there is a newly-identified health benefit, allergy prevention solutions, sustainability and environmental studies or stories the PTNPA serves as a clearinghouse for current news of elevance to our industry. We hope that all PTNPA members will reference this valuable information when speaking with customers, discussing interesting aspects of the industry of when informing the media or legislative representatives about our exciting part of the food supply.

Health and Nutrition Benefits
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
What The Nuts You Snack On Actually Do For Your Body »
We’ve all heard that nuts make a healthy snack in moderation, despite their high fat content. Even Barack Obama has admitt...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Eating Peanuts May Lead to Supple Arteries and Healthy Hearts »
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Eating peanuts with a meal may help protect against cardiovascular diseases which can lead to heart...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Bacon, Soda & Too Few Nuts Tied to Big Portion of US Deaths »
CHICAGO (AP) — Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from he...
Monday, February 20, 2017
A Lack Of Vitamins And Minerals Could Be The Reason Many Are Counting Sheep At Night »
We have more control over our health and wellbeing than most people think. Instead of running to the local convenience...
Monday, January 30, 2017
Eating A Mediterranean Diet Could Make Your Brain Shrink Less With Age »
Eating a Mediterranean diet is already linked to a growing list of positives, including less inflammation, more stable blo...

Allergy Education and Management
Monday, March 27, 2017
Allergic to Peanuts? Tree Nuts Might Still Be Safe »
MONDAY, March 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having an allergy to one type of nut may not necessarily doom you to a lifelong...
Monday, February 13, 2017
AAP: Provide Emergency Plan for Children with Severe Allergies »
Clinicians should help develop a plan for families and schools to use in the case of allergy-related emergencies, said the...
Thursday, January 5, 2017
New NIH guidelines on infants and peanuts may contradict everything you’ve heard before »
When my husband and I had our first child seven years ago, the prevailing wisdom was that babies at risk of allergies shou...
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Is It Possible to Make a Less Allergenic Peanut? »
In the summer of 1987, Wesley Burks, a pediatric allergist in Little Rock, decided to enroll in a graduate-level biochemis...
Friday, November 11, 2016
Hey, Baby, Meet Peanuts: How And When To Safely Introduce The Food »
Peanut allergies can be among a parent's biggest worries, though we've had good evidence for more than a year that when mo...

Sustainability, Stewardship, and Food Safety
Friday, March 31, 2017
Plant Based Products & GMO Free Claims: Product Trend Reports »
Plant Based Products | According to Mintel’s 2017 Food and Drink trend “Power to the Plants”, the preference for natural,...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Infographic Highlights Food & Beverage Industry Focus on Brand Protection »
Reston, Va.; March 28, 2017 — With the onset of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the rising cost of recalls and t...
Friday, May 20, 2016
Yes, GMOs Are Safe (Another Major Study Confirms) »
Consumers all around the world get a lot of conflicting information about genetically engineered (GE) crops and the food d...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Scientists refute the scaremongering about GMOs »
THE NATIONAL Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine already examined genetically engineered (GE) crops once, conc...
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Research assesses agriculture without G.M.O.s »
WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. — Researchers at Purdue University have completed a study that assesses the benefits of bioengineered...

PTNPA Announcements
Friday, April 28, 2017
PTNPA Annual Membership Dues Invoice Due 6/30 »
On May 8, 2017 Member Company Key Contacts will receive an email notification regarding Annual PTNPA Membership Dues Invoi...
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Technical Forum 2017 Registration Happening Now »
Technical Forum 2017 will feature industry leaders, educational speakers, and opportunities to learn and network with tech...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
PTNPA Advisory Board Welcomes Shelly Nutt »
The PTNPA welcomes Shelly Nutt, Executive Director of the Texas Peanut Producers, as the newest member of the Advisory Boa...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Event Recap: PTNPA Member Visits to Texas »
Thank you to all who joined us recently in Texas for our Member Company Visits and Networking Receptions. These events fea...

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