Posted By Simon Tisdale A can of canned fruit is just one example of the many changes being made to the way we live.
Many countries are turning to canned food as an alternative to the traditional methods of food production and consumption, and the results are already being seen.
In the United States, for example, many supermarkets are now offering canned goods to help people with health issues, and this week, the National Center for Home Food Security announced that it would provide food assistance for up to 5,000 people with food allergies and food intolerances.
Canned fruits have also been featured on the BBC News show Can You Hear Me Now, where presenter Richard Hammond describes them as “the best way to get a fresh cup of coffee”.
This is not the first time canned fruit has been a topic on the news.
For the first few months of this year, the British government has been considering a new way to encourage people to get up and leave the house when they have an allergy.
It is estimated that more than 200 million people have an allergic reaction to one or more of the five main ingredients in canned fruit.
The government will soon be announcing a new voluntary package for people with an allergy to be available.
This package will be a trial which will include a “treat like a treat” scheme, where people can get a can of food, then leave the premises with their can.
What is an allergy?
An allergic reaction occurs when a person experiences a reaction to certain ingredients in foods.
The exact cause of an allergic response is not fully understood, but it can include allergic reactions to certain plant proteins, some of which are in the fruit itself.
Most people with allergies to canned fruits or nuts do not experience any symptoms, but some people may experience symptoms such as bloating or runny nose.
Other symptoms of an allergy include: feeling short of breath, chest tightness, sneezing, runny eyes or trouble breathing.
If you or anyone you know is experiencing an allergic effect, call the Allergy Centre on 0800 587 787 or visit a local pharmacy.
The allergy service will offer advice on managing symptoms.