The Real Problem with Wheat
Wheat has been a staple grain for centuries, yet, it has only recently started causing health problems. There’s something going on with modern wheat. It’s true that wheat has been stripped of it’s natural nutrition. In the 1950s and 60s in a movement called the “Green Revolution” the world’s wheat crop was transformed. Norman Borlaug led initiatives that “involved the development of high-yielding varieties of cereal grains, expansion of irrigation infrastructure, modernization of management techniques, distribution of hybridized seeds, synthetic fertilizers, and pesticides to farmers.” The Green Revolution applied new technologies to improve output with little or no regard to the effect on human nutrition. While this revolution was about solving world hunger we are now discovering some unintended consequences.
Once upon a time we all ate organic food. In today’s world we’re exposed to more than our share of carcinogens and toxic chemicals. This thing that is being added to our food called wheat, well, it isn’t wheat. And now we’re starting to connect modern wheat with chronic digestive inflammatory illnesses.
“We have mutant seeds, grown in synthetic soil, bathed in chemicals. They’re deconstructed, pulverized to fine dust, bleached and chemically treated to create a barren industrial filler that no other creature on the planet will eat. And we wonder why it might be making us sick? “
If you have a pet with digestive issues and allergies, avoiding wheat would be a good place to start.