Although food allergies can be dangerous, they do not have to stop someone from living a healthy, active life. Through informative text featuring annotated quotes and full-color photographs, readers learn the definition of a food allergy and the process for diagnosing food allergies. Growing rates of food allergies and the evolution of industrial agriculture are also examined. Engaging fact boxes and in-depth sidebars highlight important concepts and milestones in food allergy research. By discussing the science behind food allergies, this volume works to dispel harmful myths about food allergies and the individuals who live with them.