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New research could help millions with peanut allergies

U.S. Department of Agriculture's researchers could have found way to help millions of people with peanut allergies. U.S. Department of Agriculture's researchers could have found way to help millions of people with peanut allergies.
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South Georgia peanut  farmers hope new research will prevent schools and organizations from banning peanuts all together. South Georgia peanut farmers hope new research will prevent schools and organizations from banning peanuts all together.
GRADY COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

Georgia peanut farmers are happy with recent discoveries by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's researchers that could help millions of people who are allergic to peanuts.

USDA researchers have found a way to reduce virtually all of the allergens in peanuts, without affecting the taste. 

And one peanut farmer here in southwest Georgia said this news could hopefully prevent schools and other organizations from banning peanut products all together. 

John Harrell, who is the Georgia Representative for the National Peanut Board, said “You think, 'Wow, they've discovered something new,'  but then when you get into the weeds, you realize it's years down the road. But there is hope, and it lets you know that there is work being done.”

You can learn more information about this new procedure by going to www.nationalpeanutboard.org or http://peanutallergyfacts.org.  

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