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General Mills recalls 1.8M boxes of gluten-free Cheerios

Reuters — General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of gluten-free Cheerios cereal because they may contain wheat, which can cause adverse reactions in people with gluten allergies. The company said Monday it was recalling the original and honey nut-flavoured varieties of Cheerios produced on certain days at its Lodi, California facility, saying wheat flour […] Read more

University of Alberta researcher Hoon Sunwoo has 
developed a pill that allows celiac sufferers to ingest gluten.

Pill allows celiac sufferers to ingest gluten

A decade of work at the University of Alberta has created a pill made from antibodies in chicken yolks that binds gluten

Reading Time: 2 minutes Celiac sufferers may soon be able to have their cake and eat it too. University of Alberta researchers have created a pill that uses natural antibodies in chicken yolk to prevent celiac sufferers from reacting to gluten. The natural supplement prevents the absorption of giladin, a component of gluten that people with celiac disease are […] Read more


Gluten-free claim allowed on some oat products

Celiac sufferers needing foods free of gluten will now be able to get certain oat products with a “gluten-free” claim. Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose on Friday announced the allowed claim for oat products that are produced and processed to avoid cross-contamination by gluten from other cereals’ grains and products. Celiac disease, a hereditary condition, […] Read more

Lady in a red shirt.

Science-based organization fights anti-wheat hysteria

‘Wheat belly’ and gluten-free diets are all the rage, and a new bestseller recommends 
cutting carbs to ward off dementia, Alzheimer’s and depression

Reading Time: 2 minutes What do you say to someone who has read the bestseller Wheat Belly and believes wheat is the new evil? Stick to the facts, says Christine Lowry, a dietitian and policy analyst with the Healthy Grains Institute — a year-old organization set up “to dispel myths around whole grains.” “We’re really making sure that we’re […] Read more