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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Poor Peanuts

Posted on Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 11:55 AM

Ok, so I've just seen the new peanut free food commercial, in which a mom is packing a lunch and pulls out a cupcake that has an animate peanut in it. The peanut is smiling, and happy, until she screams in terror and shoves it back into the box. We leave the commercial watching the peanut cry. How have we come to the point that peanut have such a bad rap? I would eat a thousand peanuts a day now instead of whatever product they were trying to sell me, because they're making peanuts out to be anthrax or something.

Severe food allergies are super rare (1% of the population), and peanut allergies, while counting for about half, still means they kill like 1 in a million kids a year. Why are we so concerned with getting peanuts out of everything!? My generation and older grew up on peanut butter and jam, it's cheap, and healthy, and filling and kids like it! These are the things we need today in our economy, now they're eating junk food, because hey, that Mars bar is peanut free! Why didn't we all die from eating peanuts? They've shown that kids can outgrow peanut allergies, by eating small amounts of peanuts over time. So rather than helping, we're actually making them worse by removing peanut products from everything.

So I say, give them peanut butter sandwiches, take away the McDonalds, and turn them back into normal kids.

---People are Stupid

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