Funny article only those that eat Gluten free would truly understand:
From the Examiner:
Are you looking for a few options for gluten free pizza this New Years? Well you are in luck as there are many options. One of this gluten free gal’s favorite gluten free pizza options to make at home isPamela’s Products pizza mix. You can find Pamela’s Products in various retailers to include, Sprouts, Wholefoods in California. On the east coast you can visit various grocers like Wegman’s and Stop n’ Shop or any natural grocery store.
In addition to a package mix, delivery options always exist for New Years. Dominoes makes a gluten free pizza, however for those worried about cross-contamination, Dominoes would not be the safest place, as all the other pizzas are prepared around the gluten free crusts. Considering that dominoes is truly known for their regular pizzas, they don’t do such a bad job on the gluten free option, so give it a try this New Years.
Read the entire article here: http://www.examiner.com/review/gluten-free-pizza-options-to-ring-the-new-year
Whenever a company recalls a product on a large scale, lawsuits are sure to follow. General Mills’ recall of 1.8 million boxes of supposedly gluten-free Cheerios that could have possibly contained wheat is no different: two shoppers have filed a lawsuit against the food giant, claiming the company sold a misbranded product.
In a proposed class-action lawsuit [PDF] filed in California against General Mills and the manufacturing manager at the plant that accidentally introduced wheat-containing flour into gluten-free Cheerios, the plaintiffs accuse the company of “deceptive, unfair and false advertising and merchandising practices” that caused customers to buy items they would have avoided, as well as putting their health at risk.
“By labeling products ‘Gluten Free’ Defendants created the misimpression that their products do not contain gluten and are therefore safe for those persons who may be sensitive to gluten to eat,” the complaint reads.
Read the rest of the article here: http://consumerist.com/2015/11/04/customers-suing-general-mills-over-recalled-gluten-free-cheerios-that-contained-wheat/
The influx of wheat allergies in the United States may not be gluten-related as many have thought, but instead could be attributed to Monsanto’s toxic weed killer known as Roundup. Used as a drying agent, Roundup contains glyphosate, a deadly herbicide that not only kills weeds, but binds to the soil it is sprayed on. It turns out that spraying Roundup on wheat crops at harvest time boosts production, as a result of which farmers are using it more liberally, and Americans are consuming trace amounts of the toxic chemical every time they eat wheat-based products.
Although it is a strong chemical, farmers turn to Roundup as a desiccant to ensure more wheat just before harvest. The glyphosate causes wheat to go to seed as it dies, creating a bigger bounty at harvest time, and ensuring the farmer to be successful for the season. But because of these results, farmers have also increased the use of Roundup during other times of the season, adding even more glyphosate to the wheat crop, which remains with the grain and can even be traced in bread made from it.
In 2013, a study published in the Journal Interdisciplinary Toxicology directly linked the rising presence of glyphosate on wheat with the increase of celiac disease, with an almost identical graph comparison. Studies have shown that Roundup affects helpful bacteria in the stomach and digestive system, preventing it from making important amino acids that aid in digestion (thus causing discomfort and celiac disease). Contrasting this study, many Americans who have claimed to developed celiac disease and gluten intolerance have noted that they did not suffer the same symptoms when ingesting wheat in countries like Italy when on vacation.
To avoid eating Roundup with their bread, consumers can purchase organic, unhybridized Einkorn wheat to satisfy their carb cravings.
Read more: Roundup Bread: The Real Reason Americans are Intolerant to Wheat celiac incidence as a factor of glyphosate application to wheat – Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building