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Raising Kids Gluten-Free in an “Eat your Wheaties” Culture

Raising Kids Gluten-Free in an “Eat your Wheaties” Culture

| October 21, 2013 | 3 Comments

In a culture where we have been told for decades to “eat your Wheaties” raising children gluten-free requires a new paradigm.

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Doctors Say Changes In Wheat Do Not Explain Rise Of Celiac Disease

Doctors Say Changes In Wheat Do Not Explain Rise Of Celiac Disease

| September 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

A doctor who authored the book Wheat Belly claims that changes to modern varieties of wheat have have caused the rise in celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. But other doctors have other theories to explain why wheat makes some people sick.

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FDA Approves Gluten-Free Label

FDA Approves Gluten-Free Label

| August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

The FDA’s new rule says gluten-free food can’t contain more than 20 parts per million of gluten. Most products on the market with the label already meet that standard.

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In Oregon, The GMO Wheat Mystery Deepens

In Oregon, The GMO Wheat Mystery Deepens

| July 17, 2013 | 2 Comments

Government investigators are trying to solve an agricultural whodunit: How did genetically engineered wheat that was never approved for sale end up in a farmer’s field in Oregon? Some are raising the possibility of sabotage; others suspect simple human error.

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Milling at the Bale Grist Mill

Milling at the Bale Grist Mill

Tour the oldest water-wheel grist mill in California, the Bale Grist Mill in Calistoga, and make a breakfast-perfect, scone-like whole grain loaf with your freshly milled grains.

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Wheat Berries

Wheat Berries

If you’ve never heard of wheat berries, you’re not alone. When I mentioned to a few people that I wanted to write about them, I received some quizzical looks. So, for anyone not familiar with this whole grain, let me end the suspense: wheat berries are simply individual kernels of wheat (minus the hulls). They are what King Arthur and other grain companies mill to produce the many different types of baking flours, from whole wheat to all-purpose. And, just as there are many different types of wheat, there are just as many types of wheat berries, with their color ranging from light tan to a reddish brown. But the most important thing about wheat berries, at least as far as this post is concerned, is that they are scrumptious.

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