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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 »

Is Carrageenan Natural?

This article includes excerpts from the report: Carrageenan: How a Natural Food Additive is Making Us Sick Carrageenan is a common food additive that is derived from specific types of red seaweeds, which are then processed with alkali. This processed substance is distributed widely and used as a “natural” food ingredient. It’s why you’ll find… Read more »

Carrageenan: Risks and Reality

This article includes excerpts from the report: Carrageenan: How a Natural Food Additive is Making Us Sick. If it’s in our food, it must be safe to eat, right? We can say that about countless ingredients that have been proven to be unsafe. Carrageenan is one of them. How does this happen? How is it… Read more »

How Did Carrageenan Get into Your Organic Food Anyway?

The following is excerpted from The Cornucopia Institute’s report “Carrageenan: How A Natural Food Additive is Making Us Sick.” Organic foods should be a safe haven from harmful ingredients. In fact, the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, the law governing organic foods, requires that non-agricultural ingredients must be determined safe to human health and… Read more »

Tell The Honest Company and Tom’s of Maine: Stop the Lies about Carrageenan!

The Honest Company recently introduced toothpaste for kids—and included the harmful ingredient carrageenan.  When customer complaints poured in, they responded by telling us we are all “confused” and “misinformed” about the difference between degraded carrageenan and food-grade carrageenan—and that food-grade carrageenan is perfectly safe. Tom’s of Maine (Colgate-Palmolive) also puts carrageenan in its toothpaste, including… Read more »

Gut Wrenching! Tell FDA to Ban Carrageenan

Sign the Carrageenan Petition

Common Food Ingredient Linked to Intestinal Inflammation, Bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colitis, Cancer and More Rates of digestive diseases are rising—ranging from widespread digestive discomfort (“belly bloat,” “spastic colon,” Irritable Bowel Syndrome) to serious and sometimes life-threatening diseases such as ulcerative colitis and colon cancer. For decades, scientists conducting laboratory animal experiments using the common… Read more »

GUT WRENCHING! Tell FDA to remove carrageenan from all food and the NOSB to vote to remove it from organic food

Rates of digestive diseases are rising—ranging from widespread digestive discomfort (“belly bloat,” “spastic colon,” Irritable Bowel Syndrome) to serious and sometimes life-threatening diseases such as ulcerative colitis and colon cancer. For decades, scientists conducting laboratory animal experiments using the common food additive carrageenan have found higher rates of gastrointestinal inflammation, colitis-like disease, and even colon cancer. The… Read more »

Carrageenan 2013

March 2013 Sign the FDA petition to remove carrageenan from the food supply Read The Cornucopia Institute’s full report on the dangers of carrageenan Protect yourself and your family with Cornucopia’s carrageenan buying guide Many individuals experience significant improvements in their gastrointestinal health after cutting carrageenan out of their diet. If your health improved after… Read more »

Carrageenan Questionnaire

Please fill out this questionnaire if you have eliminated carrageenan from your diet and noticed changes in your health.  By filling out this questionnaire, you will help us better understand the degree and severity of carrageenan-related symptoms in the general public. Rest assured that your responses will be used for research purposes only and your… Read more »

Carrageenan

Carrageenan: Linked to Gastrointestinal Inflammation and Colon Cancer   Cornucopia’s guide to avoiding carrageenan in your food If you cut carrageenan out of your diet and noticed improvements in your digestive health, please fill out a questionnaire to help us and medical researchers better understand the impact of carrageenan on public health. Research links the… Read more »