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Your Daily Bread

By Jimmy Breen

Wheat is one of the major parts of human diet for most of the world’s population, despite the fact it (and other gluten-containing foods) tend to get a bum rap nowadays due to food-based gluten intolerance in western societies. Travel the world and, on most continents, there’s a good chance that you’ll encounter a big pile of bread (in some form) on the dinner table. Particularly in Westerner/European culture, bread is everywhere, from pastries and pies to flatbreads and baguettes. Beyond wheat, other grains also feature highly in our diets: oats and barley, for example. The wide-spread presence of grain-based foods in modern diets today is due, in part, to our human cultural evolution. Continue reading