Recently, some family friends of ours have been dealing with some difficult food allergies that their children have. Because of this, my interest was really piqued when I came across a little snippet in “The Stockman Grassfarmer” about corn allergies.
According to the article, there are an estimated 10 million people in the United States with a corn gluten allergy. That alone isn’t very interesting until you realize that 75% of all processed foods have some form of corn in them, and 50% of the sweeteners are made of corn. When you put all of that together, you can see that it is difficult for those 10 million Americans to find food they can eat.
This news also highlights another one of the benefits of grass-fed beef, although it is important for everyone involved to know that it is 100% grass-fed because sometimes even trace amounts of corn can cause a reaction. If you are interested in reading more about corn allergies, check out this site and its list of corn allergens. You will see that it is a very long list.
Also, if you are someone who deals with a corn allergy, I would like to hear about how you deal with it.
- A Brief Recapitulate for Hidden Corn (cornfreelifestyle.wordpress.com)
- Corn Allergy List And Precautions (tammyehoney.wordpress.com)
- Baking with Corn Allergy (tammyehoney.wordpress.com)
- Can Climate Change Cause Allergy? (everydayhealth.com)
- If I eat a gluten-free diet, why am I still having food allergy symptoms? (mnn.com)
- Wal-Mart to Sell Monsanto’s ‘Sustainable’ GMO Sweet Corn (organicauthority.com)
- 5 Reasons Grass-Fed Beef Isn’t a Fad (mindbodygreen.com)