Reporting of peanut allergies fails to tell of prevention efforts

Hollis, Paul
February 2006
Southeast Farm Press;2/1/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p5
Trade Publication
The article presents the author's criticism of the media for publishing inaccurate tragic reports concerning peanut allergies, which horrifies the readers. According to the author, the media is not acting responsibly by reporting only on the tragedies and not on the work being done to prevent such incidents in future. Many news stories covering these allergy mortality mention inaccurate statistics in the media. According to the author, the U.S. National Peanut Board (NPB) has worked diligently to correct these incorrectness and to provide the media with the correct information to avoid the same mistake again. In order to educate the media, as well as schools considering peanut bans, the NPB always sends the allergy fact document that is an extensive compilation of all facts supported by scientific research about food allergy.


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