Yes, today is my birthday. For my birthday I was going to take the day off from blogging. But you know, the news cycle never sleeps, and apparently neither do I nowadays. I wrote a piece for Gluten Free & More magazine about supporting a celiac-run farm that makes purity protocol oats. These oats are like magic – if magic never touched gluten and had to be mechanically or optically sorted out of oats.
Whenever possible, I like to eat purity protocol oats because I know they are safe. They are the safest oats out there because of the strict policies and guidelines to grow and manufacture them. However, one of these businesses making magic oats – GF Harvest – is dealing with decline in sales because people are finding cheaper oats, not purity protocol – elsewhere. Now, I love that brands like Cheerios have made cereal available to everyone again, but I would have rather had a smaller release of the products made with purity protocol oats that are 100% celiac-safe instead. I wish that about all oats on the market. I wish that brands put money towards only using purity protocol oats. But they don’t. So we need to step up our game as consumers and support this farm, run by celiacs, that are doing their very best to make dedicated oats for us.
There’s a TON more in the post I did for GlutenFreeandMore.com, so don’t forget to read THIS: http://www.glutenfreeandmore.com/blog/The-Gluten-Free-Cash-Mob-4713-1.html