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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, 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...
Friday, December 30, 2016
The American diet hasn’t changed in years — except for this one thing »
Despite a slew of new studies, recommendations and nutrition fads ranging from gluten-free to paleo, the general American...
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Eating a Handful of Nuts May Prevent Major Diseases »
Nuts, full of good fats and fiber, are health food for the heart. A number of studies show that they can lower risk of hea...

Allergy Education and Management
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...
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Skin patch to treat peanut allergy shows benefit in children »
A wearable patch that delivers small amounts of peanut protein through the skin shows promise for treating children and yo...

Sustainability, Stewardship, and Food Safety
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...
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The FDA is making a big change to nutrition labels. And it's probably a big mistake. »
The good news is that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is poised to make the Nutrition Facts label (pdf) on many pack...
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Funding Gap Hinders Law for Ensuring Food Safety »
After thousands of people were sickened by tainted eggs, peanut butter and spinach, Congress passed a sweeping food safety...

PTNPA Announcements
Monday, March 20, 2017
Technical Forum 2017 Registration Now Open »
Technical Forum 2017 will feature industry leaders, educational speakers, and opportunities to learn and network with tech...

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