• Anita Hollerer-Squire

Is gluten intolerance linked to Glyphosate?

Updated: Jun 14

Gluten intolerance and celiac disease are a growing problem worldwide. An article written by independent scientists links gluten intolerance to glyphosate use on wheat.

There was a sharp increase of people suffering from gluten intolerance over the last 20 years - in direct correlation with the increased use of glyphosate, as shown in the graph below.

What is gluten?

Gluten is the main storage protein of wheat grains. Gluten is a complex mixture of hundreds of related but distinct proteins, mainly gliadin and glutenin. Similar storage proteins exist as secalin in rye, hordein in barley, and avenins in oats and are collectively referred to as "gluten."

What is gluten intolerance?

Gluten intolerance is a wheat-related disorder. Symptoms occur after eating foods that contain gluten, such as wheat, barley, and rye.

Symptoms can include stomach pain, bloating, diarrhoea, nausea, anxiety, headache, joint or muscle pain and feeling unwell.

What is celiac disease?

Celiac disease is a chronic digestive disorder resulting from an immune reaction to gliadin, a gluten protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and sometimes oats.

In celiac disease, the body's immune system attacks its own tissues, triggered by gluten in the diet. It only happens in people who have a genetic vulnerability. It involves inflammation and destruction of the inner lining of the small intestine and can lead to the malabsorption of minerals and nutrients.

Celiac disease is a complex condition associated with a higher risk of thyroid disease, cancer and kidney disease, and there is also an increased risk to infertility and birth defects in children born to celiac mothers.

Symptoms may include chronic diarrhoea, weight loss and fatigue.

Celiac disease can affect a person of any age.

There is no cure. The only treatment is to be on a gluten-free diet.