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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:47 am 
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http://www.news-press.com/article/20110 ... nav%7Chead

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Here's a surprising fact about this year's Mango Queen: She's allergic to mangoes.

"I can't even get close to a tree!" Melissa Goodwin Koferl says and laughs. "I've got an extra Prednisone pack in the cupboard just for MangoMania."

But that won't stop Koferl from occasionally munching the sweet-and-juicy tropical fruit. She reigns over this weekend's 15th annual MangoMania Tropical Fruit Fair.

"I still like to eat 'em," she says. "They're great!"

Then again, Koferl, 35, isn't alone in her mango allergy. It's actually quite common.

"There have been five queens that have been allergic to mangoes," she says. "I'm not the first."

"I've got an extra Prednisone pack in the cupboard just for MangoMania." :scratchy :freak I hope she's kidding.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:11 am 
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What?! :scratchy Something doesn't sound right. What company uses a representative who gets ill when they come in contact with the product?

Does she really have an allergy? Is she really prescribed prednisone for her reactions? That usually isn't the first line of defense.

After all of the poorly researched articles that came out of Florida last spring regarding the parents picketing the school over the little girl's allergies, I am distrustful of stories that don't make sense. :dungetit

Stories like this make people think that food allergies are no big deal. :verymad

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:39 pm 
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"I still like to eat 'em," she says. "They're great!"

I'll add my :scratchy to this article. Something doesn't add up!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:05 am 
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But that won't stop Koferl from occasionally munching the sweet-and-juicy tropical fruit. She reigns over this weekend's 15th annual MangoMania Tropical Fruit Fair.

Its obviously a VERY serious 'allergy' to still be able to eat them occasionally-lucky thing to have an 'allergy' like that!
Its not fair-my son eats things he's allergic to occasionally (by mistake :roll: ) and he ends up with throat swelling-I wish his allergies were like this one-HA! :dungetit

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:11 am 
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[quote]Then again, Koferl, 35, isn't alone in her mango allergy. It's actually quite common.
"There have been five queens that have been allergic to mangoes," she says. "I'm not the first."[/quote

NOT a poster child for allergy awareness! :banghead

I suppose it's great for promoting mangos. I can just see it now, 'Our produce are so tasty that people are willing to risk their lives to enjoy them!'.

Fugu, anyone? :freak
http://japanesefood.about.com/cs/seafoo ... owfish.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:05 pm 
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You can't compare Fugu to mangoes. Fugu is much tastier. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:48 pm 
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:rofl

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