Peanut Pushers on the rise. . .

Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury.
He would be proud indeed to know of expanded use of peanuts resulting from his research in the field almost a century ago. He’d likely shed tears, however, upon learning they’re now linked to allergies, obliterated in fields by rampant wild hogs and plagued by nematodes that are up to no good. I fully believe, though, that the late Dr. George Washington Carver—the only child to reach adulthood of a dozen born to a slave couple—would smile about advertising efforts in New York City’s Times Square and by a newspaper guy in Dublin, TX. Both give legumes their due.

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