GOOD CROP, BAD CROP
About 1 in 20 people in the United States suffers from a food allergy, according to a study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Food allergies occur when the body mistakes food as a threat and sends its immune system into overdrive, causing uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous symptoms. Each person reacts differently. A mild reaction might be as mild as a tingling mouth, while a more serious reaction could involve swelling of the lungs, or even the life-threatening flood of chemicals known as anaphylaxis.