Category Archives: Wheat industry

Baking industry acknowledges the impact of Wheat Belly

Here’s an interesting piece of news from the baking industry: Almost a third (30%) of American adults say they are trying to reduce or exclude gluten from their diet, according to the NPD Group, which conducted a consumer survey in … Continue reading

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Panic in the Heartland

Bill O’Reilly’s recent vociferous attacks on wheat have earned him a bit of a backlash from Kansas wheat farmers. Here is a report from a Kansas TV station: Towards the end of the report, listen to the inane comments from … Continue reading

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Grain Foods Foundation takes the fight to the schools

BakingBusiness.com posted this press release about the Grain Foods Foundation’s new initiative to “educate” schoolchildren about “healthy whole grains”: BOSTON — A grains nutrition curriculum promoting the healthfulness of grain-based foods has been developed and is being distributed this month … Continue reading

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The Wheat Lobby Smokescreen

The Wheat Lobby has been busy. The Grain Foods Foundation, the Whole Grain Council, and other lobby/trade groups for the wheat industry are in panic mode. After all, a recent 4.5% reduction in bread sales for the year were just … Continue reading

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April 23rd, 1979

“Hey, Stan: You’re not going to believe this!” “What”? “One of the food science guys, Finkel-something or other down in R&D, told me they had this funny thing happen in one of their taste tests.” “What’s that?” “So they get, … Continue reading

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What if . . . ?

There are several questions in my mind that nag me night and day on this thing called “wheat,” bothersome issues that, if any are true, suggest some very sinister goings-on. This is an “adults only” conversation, as it’s just too … Continue reading

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Wheat Spring

The “Arab Spring” movement has toppled dictatorial, oppressive governments in Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia, and sparked popular uprisings in Yemen, Iraq, and Syria. Using little more than Tweets and Facebook posts, people in the Middle East accomplished the previously unthinkable: … Continue reading

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