Okay, so it’s kind of funny. I often complain about spotty wi-fi (especially at high-end coffee shops), and god knows I’ve complained about warm champagne. And no room for dessert, that’s just a travesty. But c’mon – how many times do we have to talk about how gluten is NOT a “rich person’s issue” – it can affect anyone from any socio-economic background.
While you may have had some laughs at this, all you have to look at is the comments to find the real issue. Stuff like this makes it easy for the rest of the universe to not take celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and other issues where gluten is the problem to be taken seriously. “I never heard about gluten until last year” is a common response when people talk about gluten issues – even though celiac disease has been recognized as a disease since the early part of 1900’s. When these people are in charge of our food – they could be chefs, servers, restaurant managers, friends who cook for us at their homes when they assure us that their food is really “gluten-free…well, probably gluten-free” when they really don’t even know what gluten is.
I hate this gluten-free trend. I hate what it’s doing to our community. I hate what it’s doing to our only medical form of healing. I just hate everything about it. I just have no idea what to do about it, other than finding something like this and TRYING to make it right – TRYING to prove that all gluten isn’t some fad, isn’t some trend.
LE SIGH. How do we fix this?