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University improves children’s lives, one PB&J at a time

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What if the simple act of exchanging your lunch money for a PB&J could help a child in need? Student members of the Wesley Foundation at Oklahoma State University have embraced that idea with the PB&J Project. According to the project manager and OSU freshman Averie Hinchey, “the Wesley Foundation is a Methodist college campus group that consists of different programs that assist different people”. Their motto is, “Living Simply, So Others Can Simply Live”.

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Making Things Better with Peanut Butter Donations

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When disaster strikes, food banks and charitable aid organizations are more essential than ever. Extreme rainfall, high winds and flooding recently in Louisiana (called historic by one TV station) left thousands of Louisianans displaced from their homes and communities. Here’s how peanut butter can help.

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The Power of Peanut Protein

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If you want a protein that also delivers nutrients that support overall health, look no further than peanut powder, the naturally gluten free, defatted flour made from peanuts. Peanut powders contain only peanuts – no fillers or other ingredients that you don’t need.

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5 Surprising Uses for Peanut Shells

Peanut Shells

Though often dropped and crushed underfoot like fall foliage, the noble peanut shell is an eco-friendly alternative to a variety of products.

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Voices of Peanut Farming: Sustainability

Voices of Peanut Farming Feature

What does sustainability mean to you? For some, it is a loaded question with various interpretations. Hear what these farmers said about peanuts, and how they are adopting new technologies to conserve resources and make peanuts even more sustainable.

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Mythbusters: GMO Peanuts

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It’s easy to be confused about what GMO really means. It took a late-night TV talk show host a long time to get the right answer when his crew visited a local farmer’s market to ask, “What’s a GMO?” After about a dozen interviews, the right answer comes out: “genetically modified organism.” So, what exactly is a GMO food?

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This Farmer Goes Whole Hog for Peanuts

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In the Southwest corner of Georgia, deep in the thick of peanut country sits a family-owned farm known as White Oak Pastures. The farm’s affable and industrious owner, Will Harris, is continuing his family’s history of raising livestock in this area. And though he doesn’t grow them, peanuts have become a substantial part of Harris’ fifth-generation farm. His inspiration to start using them was the addition of pigs to his animal mix.

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Peanut Products Venture into New Territory and Embrace the Basics

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There’s nothing like cracking open a shell and tossing back a few crunchy salted peanuts, or enjoying a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Now there are even more ways to enjoy peanuts, peanut butter and other peanut ingredients like peanut oil and peanut powder. Small and large brands alike are embracing the latest trends in flavors, add-ins and packaging.

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Peanuts and Coke: Good Ideas Live On

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One idea that could easily fall into the category of “absurd” is the Southern tradition of peanuts and Coke®–or more explicitly, pouring peanuts into your Coke® before taking a gulp. Today, one teacher in Georgia is doing her part to keep the peanuts-in-your-Coke® idea alive for her high school students.

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Don’t Strike Out with Snacks at the Ballpark. Peanuts are a Home Run.

Peanuts and Baseball

It’s time to swing into Spring, baseball and ball park visits. While you are keeping track of hits, runs and errors, let’s look at the statistics of the typical ballpark food.

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