A federally commissioned study (PDF) released last month about food allergies revealed a frustrating result: The phenomenon continues to mystify physicians and researchers. In fact, there's no standard definition for what, exactly, a food allergy is.
- Boston Globe: When food hurts
- New York Times: Doubt Is Cast on Many Reports of Food Allergies
- NYT: Doctors, researchers, authors debate "squishy science" of food allergies
- Stephen Smith, health reporter for The Boston Globe
- Dale Umetsu, M.D., allergy specialist at Children's Hospital Boston; professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School
This program aired on June 7, 2010.