The National Celiac Law: A claim of two years of age
Argentina, May 5, 2011
Yesterday, hundreds of people with celiac disease had gathered near the Congress to take on another day of struggle. The National Celiac Act had been passed two years ago, but it did not have the necessary regulations.
Silvia Moreno de Caceres, of the Celiac Foundation (Fundacel), stated: “Our only possible treatment is to eat food free of TACC (wheat, oats, barley and rye, in Spanish). That’s why we need social insurance from the state and the companies to consider that our food is medicine.”
“The biggest problem is that the cost of meals becomes 10 times greater than that of common foods”, he added.
Fortunately, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner ruled the 26,588 law which declares of national interest the investigation and treatment of the disease, and the distribution of gluten-free food.
“So we decided to replace the black balloons were going to drop at the beginning for some with colors,” the protesters indicated yesterday.