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Why Can’t Some People Eat Certain Foods?

Some countries are now reporting allergy rates of 10%. Why are they on the increase in the rich world and will developing countries catch up?

In some countries, about 10% of their population suffers from a food allergy. What is going on? And why do an increasing number of people believe they have an allergy when they don’t? Mike Williams asks how the food industry has responded to this growing fear of food and whether developing nations will end up with the same levels of affliction.

Produced by Rosamund Jones

(Photo: Food restrictions written in chalk on a blackboard, gluten, nut and dairy. Credit: Shutterstock)

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