Avoiding gluten because it doesn’t agree with you? It may not be gluten but glyphosate instead. Glyphosate is an herbicide some wheat farmers spray on the wheat to speed up the harvest. But it’s also widely used in corn and soybean farming.
Never heard of glyphosate? Perhaps you’ve heard of its branded name, Roundup. Yep, it’s the same chemical as the weedkiller used in the garden and the farm fields. Glyphosate may interfere with certain gut bacteria which could be the reason you have symptoms after eating wheat. So it may not be the gluten in the wheat, but the glyphosate on the wheat.
A lot of research is being done on glyphosate, but until we learn more we should keep eating organic and supporting the natural products industry.
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