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Southern Poverty Law Center Alarmed at Rise in Gluten Intolerance in Boulder Area


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The civil rights advocacy group Southern Poverty Law Center issued an alert yesterday over what it termed an “alarming” rise in gluten-intolerance in Boulder.  The group cited overt anti-gluten messaging in the media and on food packaging, and the formation of vocal gluten-hate groups.  “Gluten intolerance has become socially acceptable in Boulder,” said SPLC president Richard Cohen at a press conference highlighting the alert.  “People talk openly about it at the grocery store or walking on the Mall.  Most disturbingly, it’s even become ‘in’ to be gluten-intolerant in Boulder.”

Cohen said that in one bright spot, his organization has seen no increase recently in incidents of lactose intolerance.


Editor’s note: This post originally appeared in the April Fools Edition of the Blue Line (4/1/2011).


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One Response to “Southern Poverty Law Center Alarmed at Rise in Gluten Intolerance in Boulder Area”

  1. Wanda Berger says:

    First They came… – Pastor Martin Niemoller
    First they came for the gluten,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t into gluten.

    Then they came for the milk,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t into lactose.

    Then they came for the peanuts,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t into peanuts.

    Then they came for me
    and there was no one left to speak out for me.

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