So why suddenly this uproar of wheat allergies?
A probable answer to a loaded question: GMO. Genetically Modified Organisms. Unfortunately, the wheat that our great, great ancestors ate is NOT the same wheat we enjoy today. Our wheat has been altered by man. But WHY? One reason is it has been engineered to resist damage from the widely used Roundup Ready (RR) herbicide, making it easier for farmers to control weeds.
Since the first Genetically Engineered crops (mainly corn, soybeans, and cotton) became commercially available in the mid-1990s, U.S. farmers have been rapidly adopting them based on the CLAIMS that the Proponents of agricultural biotechnology say it offers the potential to increase crop production, lower farming costs, improve food quality and safety, and enhance environmental quality.
Isn't it interesting that since this time of adoption we have seen an alarmingly increased amount of wheat, corn, soy, and peanut allergies? Something tells me that GMO or GE crops are not as heaven sent as we think.
Bottom line, stay away from any GMO (Genetically Modified) food. Always look for "non-GMO" on your labels.
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