Via LawGeek comes this NY Times article about industry approval for genetically engineered peanuts. The article claims that genetic engineering "could lead to peanuts with enhanced flavor, more vitamins and nutrients, and possibly even nuts that are less likely to trigger allergic reactions" (emphasis added). I'm not sure if that means my wretched kind will be able to eat the fancy new peanuts with reckless abandon, or simply that we'll have more time to jab ourselves with EpiPens. In any case, this announcement only buttresses my already strong support for genetically enhanced agriculture.
It's been almost a year and a half since I began eating tree nuts, and it's been wonderful. I'm a big fan of walnuts in pastries, I like pesto and pecan pie (though not together), and I begin each morning with almond butter on toast. If I could finally add peanuts to the mix, that would be pretty sweet (or savory, or whatever the hell peanuts taste like other than agonizing death).