Building for the Future
The Peanut Foundation is a non-profit foundation that directs and supports peanut research, on behalf of all segments of the peanut industry, to:
- Reduce costs of production and processing
- Create a safer product
- Improve quality
- Educate the industry and consumers on the benefits of this research
The Peanut Foundation's research strives to satisfy the demands of consumers while enhancing the commercial viability of the peanut industry.
We need your support! Please consider donating to The Peanut Foundation so that we can continue our research to improve the quality and safety of our peanuts and peanut products. Download our brochure which contains information on how to make a financial contribution, please click here.
Peanut Genomics Initiative
The U.S. industry has embarked on an ambitious plan to map the peanut genome over the next six years to provide our breeders with gene markers for positive traits already found in peanuts to accelerate traditional cross breeding to bring more sustainable and productive peanut seed varieties to the farmer sooner. This non-GMO approach to improving peanuts will provide benefits to farmers and consumers alike by the development of peanuts les susceptible to plant diseases and drought stress. Moreover, this technology will allow for peanuts with enhanced vitamins and minerals --- all naturally found in current peanut plants.
We would like to thank the many industry contributors to this effort.