"This article is right on target -- I have celiac disease and I know first hand how difficult it is when you must know the derivation of every last morsel put into your mouth. This is why I started this site!
I believe that whether you are eating gluten free because you have to or because you want to, I maintain that you should be able to eat gluten free anywhere. With estimates that celiac disease affects at least 1/133 people (and, of course, many people who eat gluten free do so because they are gluten sensitive, allergic, or intolerant for other reasons besides celiac disease) the option to eat gluten free food is not just a nicety, but a necessity.
There is also a concern, which I need to research myself, that the varieties of wheat have been bred to contain more and more gluten in recent times -- and that, as the gluten protein is large and can be difficult to digest, that this has caused even more people to become gluten intolerant.
Please note also, in another item posted on my site, that among adults diagnosed with celiac disease, some research has shown that some adults do not ever fully recover -- in other words, even on a strict GF diet, the intestine doesn't necessarily heal itself. Much written about celiac gives the impression that everything is A. OK once one begins to eat GF -- in fact, I once had a gastroenterologist actually tell me that my intestinal tract would be healed within 5 days of beginning the GF diet!
That being said, I don't have anything against gluten. And, if I could eat it, I probably would, now and then. Particularly when I sit down with some people at a nice restaurant, and they bring a basket of still-steaming crusty artisan bread, with a little plate of balsamic vinegar and oil for dipping, I feel really . . . well, hungry(!)
But wouldn't it be nice if it became de rigeur to bring both GF and glutenized bread???
Very open to suggestions on my site! http://www.glutenfreesafari.com/
-- and thanks to "Erin" for posting on Twitter!