Jules Gluten-Free Flour has yet to make an official announcement, but I am hoping that she decides to eliminate the use of GMO corn in her flour while also informing her consumers of her poor choice in judgement and her willingness to right the situation. Jules will gain my complete respect if/when she shows us that the health of her consumers is of utmost importance. She has yet to publicly make any such announcement on either her Facebook page or her webpage.
During the time I was compiling my non-GMO flour list, an employee from Jules Gluten Free Flour contacted me regarding their offer for me and my bloggers: “her Thanksgiving ebook for FREE.”
I was excited but thought, “Wait! I haven’t contacted Jules regarding GMOs ingredients yet,” so before I committed, I asked, “Before I commit, is Jules GF flour organic and/or non-GMO?” The answer was no to both as appears on my GMO GF Flour List.
I have been a huge activist against GMOs for many years, but after reading Robyn O’Brien’s The UNHEALTHY Truth this past summer and watching the new groundbreaking GMO documentary Genetic Roulette over a month ago, that passion has erupted into so much more.
I personally believe that GMOs are the primary trigger for autoimmune diseases, asthma, allergies and many more conditions and illnesses. With that said, I was completely taken back when learning that Jules flour contain GMO corn, especially because I know that Jules is a huge advocate for the 1 in 133 celiac campaign and awareness and for the health of celiacs. If she is truly concerned about the health of those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, wouldn’t she want to protect her customers from GMOs including the GMO corn that is present in her flour?
When first going gluten-free, I bought Jules flour (the bag that appears in the picture above and that went out in last week’s trash), and luckily, I only used it once. I am grain free raw vegan, and I consume only organic fruits, veggies, (some) nuts and (some) seeds, but after watching Genetic Roulette a second time, I thought, “What about all of the people whom do not eat a grain-free, processed food-free, organic diet? What if Prop 37 doesn’t pass? There has to be something I can do other than share a sigh petitions, donate to Prop 37, etc.” That’s when I began contacting well know gluten-free companies because even though my husband used to believe and assert that GMOs in small amounts might not be harmful to one’s health, his position drastically changed after Genetic Roulette scared the s#%t out of him (and me).
Nevertheless, after I politely declined the promotion of Jules Thanksgiving ebook and after I published my GF non-GMO flour list, many of you also began contacting Jules too:
- Deanna: “After your post about them the other day, I unsubscribed from their mailing list. When asked for the reason, I specifically mentioned the use of GMOs.”
- Sandy: “I wrote her an email quoting your blog and asked her to respond. I guess this is her response! (an employee contacted me regarding Jules looking into non-GMO corn) Thanks for being out there and campaigning for all of us!!”
It saddens me that GMOs are present in so many gluten-free foods and that a small company like Jules Gluten Free Flour also contains GMOs as many celiacs unknowingly consume as well as feed their families and children GMOs daily. However, I believe that if we continue to work together, we can make a change!
TOGETHER, WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE! THANK YOU!!