Independent Expert

Peter Olins, Ph.D.

Food safety and nutrition advocate, Co-founder, Ultimate Gluten Free

After receiving BSc and PhD degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Liverpool, U.K., Peter worked on bacterial gene regulation at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. With a lifetime interest in the practical application of science, he has spent most of his career in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries, applying molecular biology technology to designing and developing drugs (both small molecules and proteins). This gave him a wide experience in a range of therapeutic areas, including cancer, autoimmunity, allergy and infectious diseases. In addition to dozens of scientific publications, book chapters and presentations, Peter is an inventor on 46 issued patents.

Since retiring from Biotech research management, he became increasingly concerned that many people were making poor health and nutrition decisions, due to limited access to the best available scientific information. In 2011, unimpressed with the quality of much online information about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, Peter and his wife, Gillian, launched the website, as a source of well-researched information relating to gluten and wheat.

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Ultimate Gluten Free: Does Glyphosate Cause Celiac Disease? Actually, No!

By Peter Olins, Ph.D. (Independent Expert) on Monday, March 31, 2014 - 22:17

In this article, Dr. Peter Olins, co-founder of, responds to a 2013 article that claims that exposure to the herbicide glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) is the cause of several diseases, especially celiac disease. After reviewing the article, he concludes that these studies are not supported by current evidence, and believes them to be an exercise in political activism while promoting alarmism as well as being unethical and irresponsible.
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition