Iceland has officially become the world’s first gluten-free country has announced Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir today.
The much-debated gluten bill was passed in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, last year and scheduled a nationwide ban by the end of 2020.
Gluten intolerance is one of the leading causes of global warming according to a devastating 2019 climate change report.
“Farts caused by obese gluten intolerant people are not only disgusting and malodorous, but scientists have shown that large emissions of Co2 and greenhouse gases are linked to gluten consumption in humans, “Jakobsdóttir explained during a press conference.
“The president’s farting had become unbearable, deputies and ministers would call in sick because of the odor, and so the deputies decided to act upon it to avert a political crisis,” Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir added.
A study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology last year concluded that an average 600-pound American emitted twice as much greenhouse gas as cattle of the same weight.
“Human farts are now believed to be the most important factor in anthropogenic global warming, bypassing fossil fuels according to recent studies,” IPCC researcher Indira Vashanagurati explained.
Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir hopes that other countries will follow the lead of what she has described as an “anti-fat, anti-odor, and anti-farting” green revolution.