Search Results for: Carrageenan

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 »

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 »

Tell the USDA to Remove Carrageenan from Organic Foods

An ingredient linked to gastrointestinal inflammation, classified as a “possible carcinogen” Research links the food ingredient carrageenan to gastrointestinal inflammation and colon cancer, yet it is still found in many foods, including, disturbingly, many certified organic foods. The government is unlikely to act in the interest of consumer health and remove carrageenan from conventional foods,… Read more »

National Organic Program Listening Session

Talking Points for Comments Due March 30, 2022 Personalization will make your comments most effective. Tell the regulators why you care! Comment in the Federal Register The National Organic Program’s failure to implement National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) recommendations is actively eroding organic integrity. The NOP process for taking action on NOSB recommendations must be… Read more »

Report from the Fall 2021 NOSB Meeting 

Upcoming rules

This week’s National Organic Standards Board meeting was lively. Dr. Jennifer Tucker, Deputy Director of the National Organic Program, announced encouraging news: The NOP will hopefully publish the final Origin of Livestock and Strengthening Organic Enforcement rules in spring 2022, with the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule to follow on their heels. [More on this as it unfolds.] Dr. Tucker asked that oral comments avoid disparaging remarks, noting that she and… Read more »

NOSB Oral Comments, Fall 2021

Day 1: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 (12:00 PM ‐ 5:30 PM Eastern Time ET) [NOTE: this is a rough, un-edited form of the public comment notes. Expect updates to this page over the next two weeks.] Jenny Tucker gives some opening remarks. Acknowledges NOSB members that are finishing their service, Steve Ela, Sue Baird, and… Read more »

Follow Cornucopia’s NOSB Coverage

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) fall proceedings kick off at noon ET October 13 with a public comment session continuing through October 14, followed by the public meeting October 19-21. Cornucopia supplies NOSB members with independent analyses of agenda items, relying on publicly funded research and input from authentic organic farmers, consumers, and other… Read more »

Follow the Spring 2021 National Organic Standards Board Meeting Online

spring 2021 nosb

Join The Cornucopia Institute as we keep you informed via web updates and live tweets from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting online. We will be sharing the play by play of the meeting on April 28, 29, and 30 below and with our Twitter followers at #NOSB or by simply following our stream. For… Read more »

Follow the Fall 2020 National Organic Standards Board Meeting Online

NOSB Fall 2020 Meeting

Join The Cornucopia Institute as we keep you informed via web updates and live tweets from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting online. We will be sharing the play by play of the meeting on October 28, 29, and 30 below and with our Twitter followers at #NOSB or by simply following our stream…. Read more »