This is a funny Tumblr that has taken famous works of art and images from pop culture and removed the wheat, bread and other forms of gluten: Gluten Free Museum
I’ve noticed more products in Tokyo supermarkets and convenience stores being advertised as “gluten-free” recently. Some of these are new products, though some — like pasta made from rice flour — have been around for a while but have just been re-labeled.
I have yet to hear from a student that he or she is allergic to gluten, but the number of people who have (or claim to have) celiac disease seems to be increasing. Some people, on the other hand, are just avoiding gluten for their health or as part of a diet.
Read more about it:
- “Gluten wars: skepticism over self-diagnosis and the illness we can’t explain” (from the Guardian)
- “What’s the evidence for the gluten-free lifestyle?” (from the BBC)
- “Gluten-Free Diets Surge in Popularity, Yet Celiac Rates Remain Stable” (from Live Science).