What in the world are cover crops? To prevent total erosion of the topsoil from growing crops like corn and cotton, farmers will then use cover crops such as rye and crimson clover that is grown to cover and to protect the soil. This concept then gives the soil a year to recover.
When normal crops are harvested, the soil erodes at a rate of 1/20th of an inch per year. The erosion is exacerbated due to genetically modified organisms (GMO). The problem with GMO crops is that the different bacteria that is added to the soil actually destroys the soil.
The cover crop of rye is actually a cover-up crop because proper farming tactics dictate that the land should rest once every seven years. However, greed ensures that they do not want to miss one year of profits. The rye that is grown on the eroded topsoil does not have the proper nutrients within the soil to mature correctly. This rye harvested over eroded topsoil are harder for a person to digest.
Over the past decade, celiac disease has grown over the past 10 years to the point that one out of every 100 Americans suffer from having issues of digesting gluten. To have a gluten-free diet, one must abstain from eating anything with wheat, barley, or rye. The rise of celiac disease has risen with the concept of cover crops grown on soil that previously used GMO crops.