4 years after immunotherapy, kids still peanut-tolerant

Scientists have been working tirelessly on a cure for allergies for many years. New findings show just how close they may be getting.

Researchers in Melbourne, Australia, gave 48 children a peanut protein-containing probiotic (or a placebo) every day for 18 months. A month after halting the dose, around 80% of tested kids could tolerate […]

New non-allergenic peanuts in the making

Thanks to a team of researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA), non-allergenic “super” peanuts are now in the making. The scientists involved in the study were able to identify specific genes in the peanut by decoding its overall DNA. They hope these findings can now be used to develop new varieties of peanuts, […]

Breeding a better peanut butter

A new variety of peanut, called OLé, could be healthier, have a longer shelf life, and be more resistant to disease in the field according to a team of researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Oklahoma State University.

But just how is all this possible? A recent article states that this […]

Scientists say possible cure found for peanut allergies

Researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia may have found a cure for people with potentially fatal peanut allergies according to a recent article.

This research has already transformed the lives of about 30 children who were involved in the experiment and were given a daily dose of peanut protein together with a […]

Researchers develop hypoallergenic peanut

Those with an allergy to peanuts may soon know what it’s like to have peanut butter stuck to the roof of their mouths, and choose between creamy and the vastly underrated crunchy peanut butter varieties.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that researchers at North Carolina A&T University (NC A&T) have developed a hypoallergenic […]

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Peanut trial shows food safety relies on honor system – Star Tribune

Jurors at the nation’s first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are […]

Peanut butter contaminated with aflatoxin in Taiwan

In Taiwan, half of peanut butter that was sampled—20 samples in all from various stores, supermarkets and online markets—were found to contain aflatoxin.

The peanut butter was tested by the Consumers Foundation (CF), an independent, non-profit organization based in Taipei, Taiwan.

All of the 10 samples that tested positive for aflatoxin did