Feb. 23, 2015 – National Peanut Board President and CEO Bob Parker issued the following statement in reaction to today’s release of the LEAP study:
“Research like LEAP, which demonstrates there are ways to reduce the risk of a child developing a peanut allergy, brings hope to families everywhere. Peanut allergies today affect approximately one percent of the U.S. population, but any food allergy is serious. That is why U.S. peanut farmers – through the National Peanut Board – have separately contributed more than $10 million toward independent food allergy research, education and outreach over the past fifteen years, and plan to continue to be part of the solution.”
About the National Peanut Board
The National Peanut Board represents all USA peanut farmers and their families. Through research and marketing initiatives the Board is finding new ways to enhance production and increase consumer demand by promoting the great taste, nutrition and culinary versatility of USA-grown peanuts.