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  • Peanut Butter

    Peanut butter is one of America's favorite foods. Found in about 75% of American homes, peanut butter is considered by many to be a staple like bread and milk.

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    Peanuts have many uses. They can be used to fight malnutrition and aid in famine relief, and they can also provide, or be the basis for, any number of food products.

SustainabilituyAPC Sustainability Initiative

Peanuts have a great story to tell on sustainability.  The American Peanut Council has set up a task force which is measuring our carbon footprint and other indicators of sustainability throughout our supply chain from the farm through processing and even the life cycle of the packaging of our food products.  The task force will also collaborate on methods to further improve the sustainability of U.S. peanuts and products.

Mission Statement

Sustainability begins at the farm and ends with Americans enjoying high quality peanut products.  The American Peanut Council Sustainability Initiative Task Force will provide a forum for all segments of the U.S. peanut industry to:

  • Exchange ideas and information
  • Agree on goals and methods of measurement
  • Determine needed research in the areas of sustainability

The task force seeks to enhance each industry segment’s competitiveness and profitability by improving sustainability throughout the U.S. peanut industry supply chain, while contributing to a better environment.

Goals and Objectives

It is the Task Force’s goal to forge a clear common understanding of what sustainability means within the peanut industry and to ensure that various constituencies’ (business, academic, consumer) evaluation of peanut sustainability is based on consistent sound science and appropriate principles, as well as provide industry members with goals, tools, and support to incorporate sustainability in their business operations.


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peanuts stalker wilsonAn APRES – AOCS joint publications, Peanuts-Genetics, Processing and Utilization, is a presentation of the latest innovations in crop breeding, processing and food manufacturing technologies, with tactics to help ensure global food security and high quality peanut products with a focus on market environments driven by consumer perception, legislation and governmental policy.


Peanut butter is delicious in cookies and on sandwiches, but its uses go beyond the kitchen. The tasty mixture of roasted nuts can do everything from removing grime to preserving garden tools. Discover the most unexpected uses for PB now!

The American Peanut Council is the only U.S. organization which represents all segments of the peanut industry, including Growers, Shellers, Manufacturers, Brokers, International companies, and more.

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