some slightly good news
Talked to my father in law, the horticulturist, today.
The good personal news is that after initially not understanding the peanut allergy, I got a gut level feeling he really is in tune with how serious the allergy is. FYI, peanut allergies are really rare in China, Taiwan, etc. because peanuts there are often boiled rather than roasted and therefore the normally stable peanut protein molecule is denatured and therefore not as allergy causing. At least that's what the allergist told us.
Okay, on to the slightly good overall news. After some discussion he committed to proposing research into developing a non-toxic, instant effect, easy to use product that would help identify the presence of peanut proteins. Something that can be used on people, surfaces and prepared foods.
It's not a cure but it would be another tool to use in prevention, taking some of the guesswork out.