Many of us are shunning wheat for lots of reasons, but we usually cite gluten as the culprit.
Cardiologist and author Dr. William Davis, however, says it’s not gluten that makes modern wheat a “perfect, chronic poison.” It’s the fact that modern modified wheat has become the wheat we know today.
Davis spoke on “CBS This Morning” earlier this year about one of agribusiness’s biggest creations - the word “creation” not used lightly.
Modern Modified Wheat - Increased Appetite, Altered Genome
Increasing hankerings and padding on pounds aren’t all modified wheat is capable of doing.
A new GM wheat in development by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), an Australian governmental research agency, may permanently alter the genes of the humans and animals that consume it.
The double stranded RNAs present in this modified wheat would also survive cooking, digestion, and generations of life.
Modern Whole Grains Like Filtered Cigarettes
But what about all the hype over whole grains?
Several health resources like the Mayo Clinic advocate ditching white wheat for less processed varieties, but Davis claims that is like replacing unfiltered with filtered cigarettes.
Instead of modern, Davis advocates eating “real foods” like avocados, olives, olive oil, eats, and vegetables.
While Davis does tell consumers to favor food least likely to be changed by agribusiness, the CBS source, unfortunately, does not directly address variables like organic and small-scale farming versus conventionally raised and pesticide-drenched vegetables or pasture-raised versus factory-farmed meats.
Not the Answer to Feeding the Nation
Although the issue of feeding the world is a complex and emotional one, GM food - and the poisoning of entire populations of people - is not the answer.