09 May '11, 8pm

Gluten-Fewer: Why the Gluten-Free Industry is Ill-Defined

Gluten-Fewer: Why the Gluten-Free Industry is Ill-Defined

An estimated 1 percent of the U.S. population struggles with some form of celiac disease (an autoimmune disorder in which gluten damages the lining of the small intestine) or gluten intolerance. It doesn’t seem like a tremendous amount, but do the math, and that is well over 3 million people, for whom eating a slice of whole wheat bread can mean a whole lot of discomfort. For them, an entire “gluten-free” industry has arisen to provide a safe source of foods (processed and otherwise) that cater to people with difficulties digesting and metabolizing gluten. The gluten-free market is projected to reach $2.6 billion next year, up from $100 million in 2003, according to The Washington Pos t, and the vast selection of gluten-free items on the market ranges from gluten-free pasta to wheat bread. So one could look at all this development and think, “progress”, but unfortunately t...

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