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Food Allergies Complicate Hungry Americans’ Search for Meals

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — When Emily Brown, a Kansas City mother, couldn’t find foods that her 2-year-old with multiple food allergies could eat at a local food pantry, she mustered up the courage to ask about gluten-free foods or dairy alternatives. The response: “You got something.” The only things her daughter could eat were potatoes […]

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What's Driving the Recent Rise in Food Allergies?

A food allergy is a condition where exposure to certain proteins in food induces an abnormal and harmful immune reaction. Image Credit: Evan Lorne / The immune system mistakes the proteins, referred to as allergens, for harmful invaders and launches an attack that can result in mild symptoms such as hives on the skin, […]