What’s the deal with gluten? Farmers respond to public’s dietary fad

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According to Calgary Herald, the gluten-free trend is giving wheat and grains a bad reputation.

People who suffer from celiac disease, a condition that damages the small intestine from ingesting the protein gluten, avoid wheat and grains. Many others who do not have celiac disease are joining that trend in an attempt to be healthy.

Some farmers argue that junk food is the source of the “bad” gluten that people want to avoid. But, if the gluten-free craze continues, demand for grains might fall and farmers could suffer.

Amid the gluten assumptions, farmers are defending gluten as part of a healthy diet for those who do not have an intolerance for it.

Via: Calgary Herald > Defending wheat: Farmers fight back against gluten-free trend

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