The toxicity of wheat comes from something other than organic versus nonorganic, gluten or hybridization. Many people believe that the wheat in the US is genetically modified. However, the cause why so many people suffer from gluten cannot be linked with wheat hybrids. The wheat is consumed for such a long time while the gluten issues date from 10 years ago.
The real reason behind the toxicity is not the genetic modification. Instead, how the wheat is harvested by conventional wheat farmers. Several days (7-10) before the harvesting periods, the wheat fields are drenched with Roundup. This promotes earlier and larger harvest and the taxes are smaller on the farm equipment.
The Risks and Effects of Using Roundup
Roundup contains glyphosate, which is a deadly active ingredient. This pesticide is a routine within the conventional farming community. On the one hand, this pesticide gives more seeds and a greater yield. Moreover, this licensed pesticide remains of the wheat, and people consume it. This practice is done in the US, but also in the UK and other European countries.
Besides the fact that it boosts the farmers’ profits, the use of Roundup can be detrimental to the health. There are many connections between celiac disease and glyphosate. Although the herbicide industry states that glyphosate is not toxic to humans, the side effects may not be shown immediately and it is undoubtedly toxic to mammals.
Additionally, Roundup can negatively affect the functioning of beneficial bacteria in the gut. It can lead to porosity of the intestinal wall and autoimmune disease symptoms. We all know that the healthy gut bacteria are crucial for the proper health and are necessary for the proper digestion, immunity system and vitamins synthesizing. This pesticide can gradually trigger inflammation in the cellular systems of the body.
This pesticide can trigger various health conditions, such as infertility, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and cancer.
It is recommended to avoid using conventional wheat. This is also important for people who haven’t suffered from gluten allergy or wheat sensitivity. You may not experience the symptoms right away. Try to find an organic, preferably low gluten, unhybridized Einkorn wheat. You can use it for bread making, cookies, pancakes, and all kinds of dishes. Moreover, bear in mind that there are other crops where this herbicide is used, such as sugar cane, rice, seeds, dried beans and peas, sugar beets, and sweet potatoes. Therefore, always consume organic foods to maintain your body healthy.