I hate to come across as a paranoid, but isn't it interesting that for centuries, gluten intolerance was rare. A decade ago, doctors never saw the disease except in children who were born with a genetic defect. Now all of a sudden, almost simultanous with GMO created grains, many produced by DOW chemical company, people are acquiring gluten insensitivity as adults; and a new growing market is accelerating at an exponential pace. Then, surprize of surprizes, along comes DOW with a solution to this problem. How fortuitious.
So, lets play with this paranoid fantasy:
A giant chemical company seeking to create a monopoly on world food production, devises a means to make wheat toxic to a large percentage of human consumers, and the manner in which they genetically create the grains, makes it impossible to avoid them, because the genes are transfered in the pollen of the grains even to those varieties of wheat which were not genetically modified intentionally. As the GMO wheat becomes more and more prevalent, more and more people become intolerant of it.
Fortunately, this chemical company "discovers" an antidote. Can one imagine how much money would then be transfered to this imaginary chemical company? In the future, as more and more people cannot eat the genetically modified cereal grains, they will be forced to pay extra for the artifically produced product that doesn't make them ill. Extremely clever a strategy to control the world's cereal consumption market. It sounds like evil genius behavior, but no one would ever suspect them, its too far-fetched.
It would be very enlightening for some investigative journalist to do research on when DOW began its research program on creating a gluten-free wheat bread product. If their research started before the market began to rise, one could conclude that they anticipated a coming increase in the market for gluten-free products. It would not surprize me that the search for a gluten-free wheat product with the same consistency as good-old-fashioned-non-GMO wheat products started about the same time as the creation of the GMO-produced wheat grains, before the gluten-free market started growing.
Solutionism = when one develops a solution to a problem of their own creation in order to make money.