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Posted By: 96GradAlum
Date: Monday, May 13, 2019 at 09:48 am

Researchers theorize more people are reacting to gluten because modern day wheat is dramatically different from the wheat grown 50 years ago.

We also know that an analysis of 80 varieties of wheat found that modern wheat contains higher levels of two celiac disease epitopes. An epitope is the reactive part of a molecule, in this case, the wheat molecule that stimulates the immune system to respond. White blood cells respond to the epitope (sometimes referred to as an antigen), triggering symptoms. Selective breeding may or may not have increased the amount of gluten in wheat but hybridization* has definitely increased wheat’s reactive properties.

Heritage Wheat: Is It Safe for Gluten-Sensitive People?

Bottom line for me is this: there is mounting evidence that some GMO foods are not good for the human body. However, like so many things we let them slide on through the system (to the benefit of the corporation seeking FDA approval) w/o really knowing what the effects are. I think a lot of people are gluten sensitive and don't even know it b/c the symptoms seem mild.

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UtahFanSir icon NEW: Terrific article in the Guardian about repairing you own stuff...
UtahFanSir - -- Friday 10 May 2019, at 07:11 pm [ID# 1946626] [reply]
jhill icon NEW: Funny you bring that up. I just watched a video where farmers yes farmers are being held hostage by their tractors.
jhill - Top 25 Poster -- Friday 10 May 2019, at 08:41 pm [ID# 1946629] [reply]
pangloss icon NEW: I saw video somewhere about copyrighted seeds. Farmers can't legally save some of their crop for planting next season and nearly everything that's grown or sold is copyrighted. (nm)
pangloss - -- Saturday 11 May 2019, at 06:16 pm [ID# 1946642] [reply]
UtahFanSir icon NEW: GMO. (nm)
UtahFanSir - -- Sunday 12 May 2019, at 08:29 am [ID# 1946649] [reply]
pangloss icon NEW: The new strains and techniques have generated remarkable growth in yields.
pangloss - -- Sunday 12 May 2019, at 01:09 pm [ID# 1946658] [reply]
96GradAlum icon NEW: Those yield numbers likely come at an expense, at least for wheat. GMO wheat contains the gluten protein. The health affects of that on the population are really only starting to be discovered. (nm)
96GradAlum - -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 07:39 am [ID# 1946660] [reply]
GUBA icon NEW: Wheat, Barley, Rye, etc. all contain gluten. It is not something unique to GMO crops. Gluten is what gives bread dough its elasticity. (nm)
GUBA - -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 08:47 am [ID# 1946667] [reply]
96GradAlum icon NEW: Some quotes ...
96GradAlum - -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 09:48 am [ID# 1946672] [reply]
GUBA icon NEW: Well as the link says Hybridization is not the same as GMO. It may be that hybridization has triggered some increased gluten intolerance in some people but I have read a lot of material about this and it seems like most of the "research" is anecdotal
GUBA - -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 09:58 am [ID# 1946674] [reply]
96GradAlum icon NEW: And that is a reasonable position and one I might also side with if I hadn't seen some positive benefits from going gluten-free myself. (nm)
96GradAlum - -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 10:35 am [ID# 1946678] [reply]
GUBA icon NEW: It is always spelled out in the seed contract. When the farmer chooses to grow a GMO crop the contract will specify that they must sell all of the crop back to the seed company. My uncle often grows GMO Canola and the contract is that they will buy
GUBA - -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 08:53 am [ID# 1946668] [reply]
96GradAlum icon NEW: I think you're downplaying Monsantos tactics. They are way worse than this characterization ...
96GradAlum - -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 10:40 am [ID# 1946679] [reply]
GUBA icon NEW: While it is true that Monsanto are giant douche barges in how they operate they can only bully those who are trying to use their copyrighted genes. Seed competitors are welcome to develop (and are developing for that matter) their own genes or seed
GUBA - -- Monday 13 May 2019, at 11:40 am [ID# 1946685] [reply]
Zeous icon NEW: What would stifle competitors from rising that treat their customers better? (nm)
Zeous - -- Friday 10 May 2019, at 10:05 pm [ID# 1946631] [reply]
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