Building a better wheat

Building A Better Wheat
Researchers in Kansas are working to identify and remove the allergen in gluten that causes problems for sufferers of celiac disease.

(KSNT) Researchers in Kansas are working to develop a wheat safe for people with gluten allergies.

The research can’t make wheat gluten free, but may be able to alter the nature of the gluten itself.

“The common misunderstanding about gluten is that it’s a single protein or a single allergen in wheat,” says Engrain senior director of research Dr. Chris Miller. “We’re really trying to identify the components in wheat protein that cause a reaction in people that have Celiac disease.”

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