Promotion! It’s time to share the love of Emmer Flour and celebrate whole food! This month you will find select milled Emmer products in 4.5 lb & 25 lb. units 20% off through our online store! Yes, this means our Emmer Flour, Cracked Farro Porridge, and Split Farro are all 20% off in these respective sizes through February 28th!
Speaking of promotions, for those who live in the greater Seattle area, you will find our prepacked items on promotion at PCC and Whole Foods Market through February 28th. We have been working hard to get our prepacked items in the Seattle area natural food stores. For those Cracked Farro Porridge and Old World Cereal Blend lovers, you can purchase our prepacked cereal at Metropolitan Markets.
Gluten & Glyphosate: I have been pleased to find some research and new information about glyphosate as it relates to digestive issues and gluten intolerance. Every day I field questions and comments from our customers about GMO concerns. As an organic producer and processor we inherently care deeply about this issue. While the mainstream is focusing on glutens as the vogue cause for the dramatic rise in digestive problems, people should investigate glyphosate (active ingredient in Roundup). The onslaught of GMO crops have a heavy reliance on the use of glyphosate, as GMO crops have been genetically engineered to be resistant to glyphosate so farmers can spray Roundup to kill weeds. The March 2015 issue of Consumer Reports, states: “Since [GMO] technology was introduced in 1996, there has been almost a tenfold increase in the use of the herbicide [Roundup].” This article reveals the concerns of this growing controversy from a consumer perspective. It is refreshing to read that consumers are getting into the meat of the gluten issue: chemicals are killing our guts!
Here are a couple links to articles on glyphosate:
- Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases II: Celiac sprue and gluten intolerance
- Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases
- 17 Reasons to ban Glyphosate
- Why Glyphosate Should be Banned
For updates on legislation via Consumer Reports, go to NotInMyFood.org/gmo-demand-your-right-to know.
Happy Valentines Day!