Search Results for: Carrageenan

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. Read the report and the rest of Cornucopia’s work investigating this controversial ingredient. 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… 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

This petition is closed. To learn how to apply pressure in the marketplace, see our most recent efforts to remove carrageenan in 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… 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. Your identity and personal information will be held in strict confidence and never made public. For research purposes, the results are shared with the medical researchers who helped create this questionnaire, in order to better understand… Read more »

Eminent Scientist Addresses Impact of Carrageenan in Food

[Prior to the last meeting of the National Organic Standards, Medical Researcher Dr. Joanne Tobacman provide the board with expert testimony detailing her independent research into the health impacts of the use of the controversial additive carrageenan in organic foods.  It has been widely used in the entire food industry for more than a half… Read more »

Shopping Guide to Avoiding Organic Foods with Carrageenan

Always read ingredient lists carefully. Carrageenan may be present in the final product but not listed on the ingredients label when it is used as a “processing aid,” for example in cream. We recommend contacting the company directly if you would like to confirm whether carrageenan is in the final product. Read more on processing aids here, and… Read more »