Search Results for: Carrageenan

Mark Kastel on Facebook Live: USDA Reapproves Carrageenan, Betrays Public Trust, and Ignores Own Advisory Board

Codirector Mark Kastel describes the history and process of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), as well as recent disturbing developments in USDA oversight of the NOSB. The NOSB voted to disallow carrageenan, an additive known to cause intestinal inflammation, in organic production beginning this year. Carrageenan is used as an emulsifier, a thickener, and… Read more »

The National Organic Standards Board Votes to Remove Carrageenan, a Potent Inflammatory Agent and Possible Carcinogen, from Use in Organic Food Production

On November 17 at the National Organic Standards Board Meeting in St. Louis, carrageenan was voted to be removed from the National List of approved additives in organic food! Source: José Luis Briz The decision was a big win for consumers, who have been voting with their purchasing power for products without the dangerous additive. Over… Read more »

Take Action: Sign the Petition — It’s Time to Remove Carrageenan (Intestinal Inflammatory Agent/Carcinogen) from Organics!

[This alert is over – and we won! The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) voted in November 2016 to remove carrageenan from the National List for use in organics. It will be some time before all organic products are carrageenan free. Until then consult Cornucopia’s buying guide.] The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will be voting… Read more »

Carrageenan Advisory

Source: Anders Adermark Many companies that use carrageenan in their food and personal care products vehemently defend its use. It’s not unusual to see rhetoric on their websites that comes directly from the carrageenan trade group lobby. These companies choose to ignore independently funded research (i.e. by the National Institute of Health), in favor of… Read more »

Will Carrageenan Remain in Organic Food?

Removal of Carcinogenic Substance Uncertain Due to Industry Lobbying [This article was previously published in the summer issue of The Cultivator, Cornucopia’s quarterly newsletter.] by Linley Dixon, PhD Farm and Food Policy Analyst at The Cornucopia Institute Source: Adobe Stock The FDA is responsible for ensuring the safety of more than 9,000 food additives used… Read more »

Carrageenan Report and Buyer’s Guide

April 2018 NOSB Vote to Remove Carrageenan from Organic Food Overruled by Trump USDA USDA Sec. Sonny Perdue Source: USDA After eight years of Cornucopia’s research, advocacy, and petitioning, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) voted in November 2016 to remove carrageenan, a potent inflammatory agent and possible carcinogen, from the National List for use… Read more »

Carrageenan Update

What Cornucopia Is Doing to Remove this Inflammatory Ingredient from Organics by Will Fantle Source: iStock Part of The Cornucopia Institute’s commitment to protecting the integrity of organics has been increased scrutiny given to non-organic and synthetic materials proposed for use in organic agriculture or in the processing of organic food products. Federal regulations ban… Read more »

You Don’t Have to Eat Carrageenan: Finding Alternatives to a Toxic Food Additive

Carrageenan is a common food additive extracted from red seaweed. For the past four decades, scientists have warned that the use of carrageenan in food is not safe. Animal studies have repeatedly shown that food-grade carrageenan causes gastrointestinal inflammation and higher rates of intestinal lesions, ulcerations, and even malignant tumors. Despite the evidence showing the… Read more »