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In all my years of employment and volunteer work with government agencies, I don’t know that I’ve ever heard the words “food allergies” mentioned in disaster planning. Reality is, if there is a disaster and people with special dietary considerations need food, the government may not be able to help.

I recently contacted FEMA about this. Here is part of my communication to them:

My concerns have to do with people with celiac disease and other severe food allergies. A standard cache of emergency food that most people consume without hesitation could harm or even kill us. If we don’t have access to food that we’ve stockpiled—if we’ve even done that—we could starve while everyone else is eating emergency rations. (more…)

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