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Save the goober!!!

Save the goober!!! When I read that genetically-engineered peanuts are being developed because so many people are allergic to the peanut, I became concerned. I was raised on peanuts and peanut butter. I love peanut butter cookies, tin-roof sundaes, and honey-roasted peanuts. I never heard of anyone being allergic to peanuts when I grew up. I raised four children and don’t remember the subject of peanut allergy every coming up in a conversation. Now suddenly within the past 5-6 years there is a peanut allergy epidemic and peanuts are being banned from schools. How could this happen to my beloved goober?

I decided search the Internet to find out. I thought that maybe peanuts were used in vaccine cultures and maybe there was some peanut protein inside the bacteria that created the allergy when children were vaccinated.

Food allergies are not a problem everywhere. The "Dummies" and "Idiot" allergy books suggest that perhaps we are too clean in this country and that is why our children are developing allergies when these allergies are unknown in unindustrialized countries. [1] [2] Those books said that the cause of food allergies is a mystery. That just didn’t seem right to me. How can science have advanced as far as it has, they can describe in detail the body’s immune reaction but the cause is unknown?

[1] Food Allergies for Dummies by Robert A. Wood, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with Jo Kraynak, Wiley Publishing, Inc. 2007

[2] The Complete Idiot's Guide to Food Allergies by Lee H. Freude, M.D., and Jeanne Rejaunier, Penguin Group, 2003


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