Jan 8, 2013 — Congress expanded the scope of the Americans With Disabilities Act a few years ago to include food allergies. Now the Justice Department is making institutions accommodate students by providing "safe" food and special meal plans.
Dec 26, 2012 — Plenty of apps promise to make life easier for people with life-threatening allergies to nuts and other foods. One scientist even invented a smartphone-based lab to detect potential allergens. But asking "Does that have nuts in it?" may actually be a better and safer option than pulling out your phone.
Jun 11, 2012 — Soaring rates of allergies among children in recent decades have researchers puzzled. One theory says we're too clean, so kids' immune systems never learn how to deal with foreign invaders — even the harmless ones. Researchers now hope they'll find some answers by studying kids on farms.
Mar 30, 2012 — Cochineal is a red dye made from a crushed insect native to Latin America. Some vegetarians are distressed that Starbucks uses the dye in some of its pink-colored food and beverages.
Mar 20, 2012 — Not all tests sold to diagnose food allergies really work. The gold standard is eating a food with a doctor to see if it sparks a response, and taking a careful medical history.
Aug 5, 2011 — The latest NPR-Thomson Reuters Health Poll finds 1 in 5 households across the country has at least one person who is allergic or intolerant to at least one food. Milk and dairy products were the most common food problem. About half of
Jun 20, 2011 — Some 8 percent of kids have some sort of food allergy. The most common foods causing problems are peanuts, milk and shellfish. Among kids, teens are the most prone to severe reactions.
Apr 13, 2011 — This week, a North Carolina man was sentenced to 11 years in prison after he sold what he claimed was gluten-free bread. But it turns out, the bread wasn't sans gluten and it ended up making more than two dozen people sick.
Feb 7, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, what makes revolutions likely to succeed, and violence in football. In our second hour, new guidelines on food allergies, and the mind of the crowd.