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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Gluten-free on the way out?

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5 comments:

Babetta said...

Well, I am 'sorta' a self diagnosed gluten intolerant...my doctor said my numbers 'weren't high enough' for a diagnosis but I KNOW how I feel when I don't ingest gluten...and boy howdee do I know how I feel when I get glutened so I've convinced myself my opinion counts.

I agree wholeheartedly with your perspective but I also have found myself staying away from products that have been made to be gluten free...I tend to lean more towards naturally gluten free food choices and just keep a loaf of bread in the freezer or a couple of boxes of rice pasta in the cabinet just in case.

What worries me are all the products that have the potential to have been contaminated that list no such warning on a label...like chocolate bars that travel down a conveyor belt that has been dusted in wheat flour...etc.
For me, the whole thing has just made me more focused on growing/raising what I eat and sharing with others who do the same.

I didn't find that the author of the article had much credibility so hopefully no one out there who really has a say so in this stuff will be paying attention!

iLiveinmyLab said...

I still say she's just encouraging people not to reformulate because something is in it for her. Also I have a good bet on who's going to dump their line based on their reputation in industry...

Cassandra said...

I have some snarky comments of my own I'd like to make...

Custom Choice said...

Ginger, thank you for posting about this. First of all I love your sarcastic comments and could not agree more.

While at first I was mostly shocked the article actually made me think, too. There are always doubters and negative thinkers out there, and quite honestly, those on the "fad" gluten-free diet don't have a clue about celiac disease. Ms. Badaracco's comment "It's a medical diet, right?" really convinced me that she is thinking more about the fad (maybe that comes with being a "trend forecaster") than a gluten-free diet as the only treatment for celiac disease - with serious implications if it is not strictly adhered to.

So no, it is not just a fad, especially if one takes into consideration the 2.9 million people with celiac that will (hopefully) be diagnosed soon to end their needless suffering. And then there are an additional 15% of the population with food allergies who benefit from a gluten-free diet. In the US that translates to another 45 million people!

I applaud large corporates like General Mills for introducing so many gluten-free products. However, they would not do this if there wasn't money to be made. And by that I mean long-term, dear Ms. Badaracco!

3 Peanuts said...

I really wanted to read this post...why was it removed?