About 220 to 520 million people around the world live with food intolerances, according to the World Allergy Organization. While the verdict is still out as to why so many of us are sensitive to certain foods, we cannot ignore their existence. Recent research suggests a type of cell could be the culprit of our food allergies. However, more research is still needed to determine which allergies are triggered by environmental factors and which ones are genetics.
What’s true is that no matter where you go around the world, you’ll find people struggling with food allergies. Let’s explore the world through a food intolerance lens.