Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup.
Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post. It’s just like getting your Sunday paper! This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too!
So here is the roundup for December 21st, 2014:
- On DailyMail.co.uk, “Food Allergy Epidemic That Experts Fear May Be Caused By Pollen And Modern Diet.” This is a good reminder that life-threatening food allergies aren’t just to the top 8 allergens. They also share some staggering statistics about the rise in food allergies in Europe. Wow! Do you have a raw fruit or vegetable allergy?
- On JSOnline.com, “Jenna Short Creates Recipes For Everyone – Allergies Or Not.” I love what Jenna has done since her dairy allergy diagnosis. Her cookbook sounds like something I’d like and would be good for families who live in a blended food household. I always feel so inspired by others who have/develop food allergies and set out to make the world better for others suffering from the same thing. Way to go Jenna!
- On WashingtonPost.com, “Tech Whiz Sean Parker’s $24 Million Bet On An Allergy Cure.” This has been the big story this week. Sean Parker, famous for starting Napster, has donated $24 million to Dr. Kari Nadeau and her team at Stanford University to find a cure for food allergies. He has suffered from life-threatening food allergies his whole life and worries about his children and the younger generations. What a guy!
- On AllergicLiving.com, “Tech Mogul Sean Parker Pledges $24 Million To Find Allergy Cure.” Another great article about Sean Parker’s donation to Stanford University. So grateful for his donation. Thoughts?
- On HuffingtonPost.com, “Your Disability Is Not My Problem.” Another great article from Lianne Mandelbaum, The No Nut Traveler, about traveling with food allergies. She makes such a wonderful point in the article. What do you think? Anything you’d add?
- On KGW.com, “Food Tester Invented For People With Gluten Allergies.” How awesome is this? Of course, I really need one for eggs, dairy, nuts and sesame. But this is an awesome device for those with a gluten-allergy. Would you buy one?
- On TheStir.CafeMom.com, “How To Tell If Your Baby Has Food Allergies.” Prior to knowing that your child had food allergies, were you nervous giving your child new foods? Had you heard about food allergies being a concern in infants? This article would be a great article for a new mom. I get lots of questions from new moms who suspect their child has a food allergy. It can be scary, especially given the statistics. Thoughts?
- On LehighValleyLive.com, “Giant Removes Chili Kits From Shelves Over Undeclared Allergens.” Please check your pantries for Carroll Shelby Chili Mix, Carroll Shelby White Chicken Chili, Wick Fowler 2-Alarm Chili Kit, and Wick Fowler False Alarm Chili Kit as they have been recalled. They may contain peanuts or almonds.
I hope you enjoyed reading these articles. What was your favorite? What did you see in the news that I missed?