Our wheat has been fortified with folic acid – the synthetic form of folate (vitamin B9) since the 1990’s. It’s also added to many other foods like breads, cereals, and some packaged foods. If you’re wondering why you can eat wheat in Europe – or wheat products imported from Europe – without experiencing the same unwanted symptoms, it’s because they said NO to this process, as they consider this grain good enough in it’s natural form. To avoid this unhealthy toxic additive, buy organic wheat, or spelt. Or look for pasta and flour imported from Europe.