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RugerGirl;123134 Wrote:When I had my cake business, occasionally I had parents frustrated that I could not give them a nut free cake. I would explain that my kitchen was not set up for it (nuts and peanut butter in use occasionally, and peanut oil is difficult to clean enough to remove all trace of allergen) and that I didn't want the liability of their child's death on my hands.

Same thing if I was out doing a cake show and I would say the samples could not be guaranteed allergy-free.

I always felt bad for them but never really got why they had to have an attitude about it (the parents). I would think they would be thankful I wanted to help keep their child safe. (And some were of course).

Your comment about peanut oil is why peanut butter is banned in so many schools. It's difficult to clean if you're an adult, but impossible if kids transfer it from surface to surface, including desks.

Most people I know who deal with food allergies really don't want to buy a cake anywhere. We've found this really good recipe for egg-free, soy-free cake that turns out to be a favorite of several family members without allergies. Now we have another child who can't eat wheat. That's a whole new way of cooking with other flours, but we're learning! Yeah, we usually bring our food with us when we travel as a family. Restaurants are a nightmare, because they often change ingredients or suppliers.

This is also the reason why we dont eat out. Food allergies to MSG, Maltodextrin, sorbitol (and derivatives). We usually have to bring our own foods with us, as well as make most of our food from scratch.

We homeschool, so the school lunch issue isnt something we dont have to contend with, thank God!
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The massive increase in food allergies is alarming.

Growing up, the worse I encountered in school was a hemophiliac who was a goatse sized asshole because he knew nobody would touch him. Never heard of anyone being so severely allergic to peanuts or anything else...maybe shellfish or bees.

Now, it's friggin everywhere.

Someone else said it, but I want to know what's causing this. Peanut allergies and autism both seems to be rampant.
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Camper;123374 Wrote:The massive increase in food allergies is alarming.

Growing up, the worse I encountered in school was a hemophiliac who was a goatse sized asshole because he knew nobody would touch him. Never heard of anyone being so severely allergic to peanuts or anything else...maybe shellfish or bees.

Now, it's friggin everywhere.

Someone else said it, but I want to know what's causing this. Peanut allergies and autism both seems to be rampant.


Part of it is that our immune systems are being retrained, I think. On the one hand, we are training them at a young age to be hyper aware of viruses (vaccines, and yes, I vaccinate for the most part), and on the other hand, we are really good at keeping them away from dirt and bacteria (sanitation). So I want to guess that at least part of it is just the artificial manipulation of our immune systems between the two, both unnatural, outside influences. (Vaccines, but less dirt)

I think chemicals and pesticides in foods and cleaners and things play a part as well. As a third thing, I think our genes in general are trending weaker due to modern medicine (for which I'm thankful) causing people who normally wouldn't survive to reproduce--to survive and reproduce. After a few generations like that, we have a whole bunch of people with generally weaker genetics.

Just my thoughts on the topic. *shrug*
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Camper;123374 Wrote:The massive increase in food allergies is alarming.

Growing up, the worse I encountered in school was a hemophiliac who was a goatse sized asshole because he knew nobody would touch him. Never heard of anyone being so severely allergic to peanuts or anything else...maybe shellfish or bees.

Now, it's friggin everywhere.

Someone else said it, but I want to know what's causing this. Peanut allergies and autism both seems to be rampant.

I think alot of it has to do with the Monsanto Frankenfood that plagues store shelves.
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Spacemanvic;123175 Wrote:This is also the reason why we don't eat out. Food allergies to MSG, Maltodextrin, sorbitol (and derivatives). We usually have to bring our own foods with us, as well as make most of our food from scratch.

We homeschool, so the school lunch issue isn't something we don't have to contend with, thank God!

My grandson is allergic to several spices that are in almost everything and not listed. Cooking garlic in a pan causes his face to break out and his breathing to rapidly deteriorate just from the particles in the air. He broke out in hives while breastfeeding after his mother ate an omelet due to an egg allergy. I watched it happen, and was astounded. He was three months old and the doctors said it couldn't be a true allergy. What they meant was they had no tests to show it. He is deathly allergic to eggs to this day (now confirmed by testing). He's allergic to several fruits and berries, so any fruit juice labeled "contains natural flavorings" is out. He can drink apple and cranberry, but only in small amounts as he's sensitive to citric acid. I think there are about 20 things that he actually tests positive for severe allergies with eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, garlic, and soy being life-threatening. He will actually notice if something causes a minor reaction and stop eating it.

We are not people who use antibacterial soaps or worry about germs. They had a dog, and enjoy fishing and camping. This is a kid who is otherwise healthy and active, climbing, running, jumping and biking. He has to be reminded to wash his hands like any other healthy boy. Smile

We don't have a history of food allergies. This has turned our family upside down wondering about where the next allergy will pop out. Both his parents enjoy cooking, so a variety of foods is the norm, but they have had to adjust to his allergies. He will eat whatever is served, unless it's something he's allergic to, so he's not a picky eater. Except for peas; he prefers them to be frozen. Smile

Camper;123374 Wrote:The massive increase in food allergies is alarming.

Growing up, the worse I encountered in school was a hemophiliac who was a goatse sized asshole because he knew nobody would touch him. Never heard of anyone being so severely allergic to peanuts or anything else...maybe shellfish or bees.

Now, it's friggin everywhere.

Someone else said it, but I want to know what's causing this. Peanut allergies and autism both seems to be rampant.

I think it's the GMO stuff, myself. That, and the fact that what used to be thrown away is recycled into everything. You'd be surprised where peanut oil is used.

As for autism, a great part of the increase in autism rates is simply correctly diagnosing something that used to be labeled mental retardation. Children who failed to speak, exhibited stimming behaviors such as flapping their hands, screeching, spinning around, etc. used to be labeled as retarded. Retardation rates have dropped at the same time autism rates have risen. We now know that many children who are non-verbal and unable to regulate their own emotions easily or understand others are not necessarily retarded.
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