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Washington Insider--Wednesday
Wed Feb 19, 2014 05:55 AM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

'Gluten-Free' a New Food Marketing Buzzword

The portion of U.S. households reporting purchases of gluten-free food products more than doubled between 2010 and the beginning of this year, according to a poll by Nielsen that was reported by the New York Times. And a major market research company now estimates that gluten-free sales of around $10.5 billion last year in the United States could exceed $15 billion by 2016.

The Times points out that according to the Mayo Clinic, only 1.8 ...

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