Monday links

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Agriculture

Sky-high farms: Rooftop agriculture growing in popularity – CCTV America Building farms on rooftops is now gaining momentum across China. It provides an alternative lifestyle for city dwellers, helping people unwind after […]

Strange but true: Girl’s food allergy only activated with exercise

One teenaged girl in Canada may have the best excuse to not exercise after she experienced anaphylaxis from eating rice crackers and hummus and then exercised on her treadmill. According to a recent report, the 17-year-old ran for just 10 minutes before her lips started to swell and she developed puffy eyes, hives, itching and […]

Kid’s allergies may be linked to how you wash your dishes

Parents that wash dishes by hand rather than in a dishwasher may lower their children’s risk of developing allergies according to a new study.

Published in the journal Pediatrics, this study followed roughly 1,000 young children and their parents living in the Gothenburg area of Sweden. Researchers looked into not only if the parents washed […]

UK introduces new regulations on food allergen labeling

Earlier this week new European legislation went into effect that requires food producers to make changes to their pre-packaged food labels so they emphasize 14 different allergens if they are used as ingredients. These changes will provide allergen information in a clearer and more consistent way, making it easier for consumers to make safer food […]

Allergen training in the food service industry

Several years ago before “allergy-friendly” menus and “gluten-free” options at restaurants were readily available, the food service industry had far fewer obstacles when it came to catering to customers’ dietary needs. However, as the number of individuals with food allergies and intolerances continue to increase worldwide, along with the number of those who dine out […]

Researchers develop hypoallergenic peanut

Those with an allergy to peanuts may soon know what it’s like to have peanut butter stuck to the roof of their mouths, and choose between creamy and the vastly underrated crunchy peanut butter varieties.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that researchers at North Carolina A&T University (NC A&T) have developed a hypoallergenic […]

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