An impressively weird 2016 short by award-winning Czech animator Ondřej Švadlena set in a distant future where night has devoured the day and the inhabitants of a mutating world feed exclusively on artificial light.
You know: evil, mutant, genetically modified, killer wheat – bringer of disease and death:
‘…from celiac disease, the devastating intestinal disease that develops from exposure to wheat gluten, to an assortment of neurological disorders, curious rashes, and the paralyzing effects of schizophrenia. Documented peculiar effects of wheat on humans include appetite stimulation, exposure to brain-active exorphins (the counterpart of internally derived endorphins), exaggerated blood-sugar surges that trigger cycles of satiety alternating with increased appetite, the process of glycation that underlies diseases and aging, inflammatory and pH effects that erode cartilage and damage bone, and activation of disordered immune responses.’
‘There’s hardly a single organ system that is not in some way affected by wheat products. The health impact of Triticum aestivum, common bread wheat and its genetic brethren, ranges far and wide, with curious effects from mouth to anus, brain to pancreas…’
Right. D’you want the rest of this bagel?