Food Allergies More Likely in Fall Babies

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I’m Clinton Griffiths with this AgDay minute. Soybean prices continuing to run up double digits Thursday as futures race past the 10 dollars per bushel mark. Bad weather, declining crop ratings and strong Chinese purchases helping fuel the rise.

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor showing some improvements for areas of the Southern Plains, including improved top-soil moisture and better range and pastureland conditions.
It also shows an improving picture in Iowa, where recent rains have pushed it out of extreme drought albeit its likely too late to help crops this season.

Cereal maker, Kelloggs says it’s now met its greenhouse gas goals ahead of schedule.
It had hoped to reduce emissions by 15 percent per pound of food produced. It’s now at 28 percent.
The company says using low carbon and renewable energy sources, buying renewable electricity, and increasing efficiency have all helped it meet its goals early.

A new study suggests the time of year a baby is born, can put them at higher risk for food allergies.
The CDC now estimates one in 13 children or about two students per classroom, have an immune system that mistakenly responds to food as if it were harmful.

However, researchers at National Jewish Health say many allergic conditions likely start in infancy with eczema, leading to food allergies, asthma, and hay fever later in childhood, and when you’re born plays it to it.

Dr. Jessica Hui, Pediatric Researcher said, “We found that children born in the fall which is September, October and November are at higher risk of developing these allergic conditions.”

WHY — IS THE big QUESTION. Scientists are still doing studies.

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