Hypoallergenic peanuts, peanut butter, and other peanut products are a step closer to grocery stores with the signing of an exclusive licensing agreement for a patented process that claims to reduce allergens in peanuts by 98 percent.

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) in Greensboro signed the agreement with Xemerge, a Toronto-based firm that commercializes emerging technologies in food, agriculture, and a variety of other fields.
Dr. Jianmei Yu
The patented process was developed by Dr. Jianmei Yu, a food and nutrition researcher in the NC A&T School of Agriculture and Environmental


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