From 1997 to 2002, peanut allergies doubled in the U.S. and there has been a 265% increase in rate of hospitalizations related to food allergies. One in 17 kids under age 3 now has a food allergy. Robyn McCord O’Brien discovered all this after her own child suffered a food allergy at breakfast one day. Here’s her Ted Talk:
Robyn McCord O’Brien is a former food industry analyst and the author of The Unhealthy Truth, a critical examination of the American food system. She’s also the founder of the Allergy Kids Foundation and a mother of four children.