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


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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