Consumers are constantly searching for new ways to eat healthier, and one of the most popular ways they attempt to do so is by replacing white bread with wheat bread.
But according to a recent post from the popular website www.wheatbellyblog.com, the commercialized form of American wheat may be even worse for your health than popular genetically modified (also known as GMO or genetically modified organisms) crops such as non-organic corn, soy, cottonseed, canola and sugar beets.
Much of the United States' wheat is actually the product of something called "chemical mutagenesis" according to the blog, which is the purposeful induction of mutations using chemicals.
Clearfield wheat, a semi-dwarf strain now grown on one million acres, is the chief type according to the article, and it's created with the help of an industrial compound known as sodium azide used to induce the mutations.
A certain gene is also provoked and selected in order to make it resistant to high levels of herbicides, similar to the process engineered into GMO crops.