A recent article in the New Yorker,”Against the Grain: Should you go gluten-free?” by Michael Specter, discusses the latest popular literature on the topic, the fast growing gluten-free product market, and what science can currently tell us about whether non-celiac gluten sensitivity is real or a product of popular culture.

In his analysis, Specter writes, “the most obvious question is also the most difficult to answer: How could gluten, present in a staple food that has sustained humanity for thousands of years, have suddenly become so threatening? There are many theories but no clear, scientifically satisfying answers.”

The gluten-free trend continues to grow with gluten-free product sales expected to double since 2011 and exceed fifteen billion dollars by 2016.

Read the article here.

Check out our past blog posts on the gluten-free trend:

Rethinking Gluten Sensitivity

Gluten-free Product Testing