LET THEM EAT GRASS!
Did you know that
Grains (wheat and grains) are the seeds of grasses.
There are components you cannot digest, or can only partially digest:
Wheat Germ Agglutinin, Phytates
A BRIEF HISTORY OF WHEAT AND HUMAN CONSUMPTION
What did our ancestors eat for the last 2.5 million years? Leaves of some plants, nuts, berries, underground roots and tubers Animals that we scavenged or hunted Humans are hunters, scavengers, and gatherers Humans began eating grain 10,000 years ago (less than ½ of 1% of our time on earth)
Why did humans begin to eat grains and the seeds of grasses?
Climate change: warming, dryness, and the conventional food supply ran short Humans turned to desperate measures and mimicked grazing ruminants.
1st grain to be consumed
Grew wild in Middle East
The wheat referred to in the Bible
28 chromosome plant
Stood about 4 ½ - 5 feet high
Used methods like chemical mutagenesis, the purposeful induction of mutations in plants Resistant to certain herbicides and pesticides 18-24 inches tall
Extensively genetically modified in the 21st century
Old methods plus genetic modification
Resistant to glyphosate, and it contains the BT toxin (Bacillus thuringiensis) pesticide