Comments on “Fruit that doesn’t spoil? Scientists create protective coating to increase produce shelf life”

  1. Angelica Maria Orozco says:
    03/29/2023 at 10:50 AM

    There are people with egg allergies why would we coat foods that they eat with this. The amounts of anaphylaxis reactions could be unimaginable. Why?

    1. Jamie Atencio says:
      03/30/2023 at 3:13 PM

      I try not to die on a daily basis due to my food allergies, including an egg allergy. This doesn’t help. Keep it in your lab, k thanks

  2. Kate says:
    03/29/2023 at 11:33 AM

    This affects all people with egg allergies when they rely on fruits and veggies and adding this takes away food they can no longer eat which is currently a safe product

  3. Eliza Barnwell says:
    03/29/2023 at 12:30 PM

    I hope they stop and think about the kids and adults with a severe egg allergy who already have a tough time finding things to eat. Fruit and vegetables are all my egg allergy 2yo eats without worry.

  4. Ky says:
    03/29/2023 at 12:38 PM

    Can this ciatimg be washed off to be completely removed without damaging the product? This scares me for those that have an egg allergy like my daughter. Egg is one of the top 6 allergens.

  5. Jen says:
    03/29/2023 at 1:06 PM

    This is very disturbing that this may occur. My daughter is allergic to eggs and has limited food that is safe and if this product gets used in the future it could be life threatening for my daughter to eat some of her favorite fruits.

  6. Marissa says:
    03/29/2023 at 1:58 PM

    This is what nightmares are made of. Egg is a top allergen. My son is severely allergic to egg as well as many other things so we rely on fresh produce in our diet. So if this becomes a thing, we could not safely eat an apple (or who knows what else they try) without risking anaphylaxis? This is a horrible idea. Plus this impacts so many people who are vegan!

  7. Courtney says:
    03/29/2023 at 2:36 PM

    As this is a great step to helping with waste it’s very disappointing for people with egg allergies and for vegans. My daughter has a egg allergy and it is already difficult finding foods that don’t contain egg. Now I have to worry if produce could cause an reaction? Something that is healthy food and easy to give a child can now be dangerous.

  8. Jessica says:
    03/29/2023 at 2:38 PM

    This is a terrible idea. Egg is a top allergen and this would pose a huge threat to those who are allergic!

  9. Alexa says:
    03/29/2023 at 3:06 PM

    This is a very bad idea considering the amount of people who have egg allergies and for those who are vegan.

  10. Gayle Laidlaw says:
    03/29/2023 at 4:56 PM

    Absolutely awful idea. Not great for people especially children with severe egg allergies and what about vegans? I really really hope this doesn’t come to pass or egg allergic children can cross fresh fruit off their already limited list of safe foods.

  11. Angelica M says:
    03/29/2023 at 4:57 PM

    My son was deathly allergic to eggs for many years. One thing I could always count on being safe were the fresh fruits and vegetables at our local grocery store. Now what I’m hearing is food allergy families may soon have even less safe foods accessible to them. Fruit and vegetables, the healthiest things in stores for kids to eat, and many children wouldn’t even be able to eat those anymore. While this is amazing technology, the implications for the food allergy community are serious.

  12. Sami says:
    03/29/2023 at 11:52 PM

    How upsetting for people like myself with an egg allergy! Even if one of these egg-coated pieces of fruit were to be touching another that wasn’t coated, I would have an allergic reaction. Very very scary! I really hope that they find another path because trying to find safe foods is already scary enough…

  13. Lauren says:
    03/30/2023 at 1:07 AM

    I am severely allergic to eggs and this is concerning…

  14. Stephanie says:
    03/30/2023 at 1:45 PM

    As a parent of a son with severe food allergies, one being egg, this would be devastating. One guarantee we have of safe food is fresh fruits and vegetables. To have those be a questionable source of a life threatening allergic reaction would be absolutely terrible. We are already limited in food choices as is.

  15. Laura says:
    03/30/2023 at 7:31 PM

    Why and how can this even be a thought? Let’s add one of the top food allergens to food that does not naturally contain it. Mind boggling! Yes this could save the planet for waste but at the expense of many human lives that will be lost due to deadly anaphylactic reactions due to being allergic to eggs.
    One should not have to worry or be concerned that fresh food have a top allergen coated on it.

    Being that egg is a top allergen, I’m curious as to the plan to label such coated foods.


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