Search Results for: Carrageenan

Plant-Based Beverages in a Nutshell

What are plant-based beverages? Also known as “plant-based milk” or “plant milk,” plant-based beverages are manufactured by extracting plant material, such as seeds or grain, in water. They are often used as replacements for dairy milk. However, from the nutritive perspective, dairy milk and plant-based beverages are different types of food. Plant-based beverages: Can be… Read more »

Not Your Grandma’s Curds and Whey

Cottage Cheese, the Dairy Delight Said to be Making a Comeback [This article was previously published in the spring issue of  The Cultivator, Cornucopia’s quarterly newsletter.] by Anne Ross, JD Director of International Policy at The Cornucopia Institute In the early 1970s, the average American ate five pounds of cottage cheese per year. Since then,… Read more »

Healthy, Nutritious, or Hype?

Evaluating the Hot Market for Plant-Based Beverages [This article was previously published in the winter issue of  The Cultivator, Cornucopia’s quarterly newsletter.] by Anne Ross, JD Farm and Food Policy Analyst at The Cornucopia Institute Source: Adobe Stock Sales of non-dairy, plant-based beverages are burgeoning. In 2010, only one-fifth of U.S. households purchased or consumed plant-based… Read more »

The Best Research Money Can Buy

Cornucopia’s Take: Cornucopia seeks to help eaters find research on what is healthy and what is not, and the task is harder than you might think. In the case of carrageenan, a thickener and emulsifier often used in processing plant-based beverages and other foods, we found a great deal of compelling evidence that carrageenan makes… Read more »

Follow the National Organic Standards Board Meeting in St. Paul, MN #NOSB

Join The Cornucopia Institute as we keep you informed via live tweet and web updates from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting in St. Paul, MN October 24-26. We will be sharing the play by play both below and with our Twitter followers, at #NOSB or by simply following our stream. For background on issues up… Read more »

USDA Secretary to Organic Farmers: Get the Hell Out!

Cornucopia’s Take: That’s a real public servant! Bring legitimate complaints about cheating in organics to the USDA, and the Secretary of the agency suggests that you are a crybaby-socialist and should move out of the country. – Mark A. Kastel Trump’s USDA Is Killing Rules That Organic Food Makers Want Bloomberg by Andrew Martin and Shruti… Read more »

National Organic Standards Board Meeting Report — Tucson, April 2018

Expert Advisory Panel Addresses Imports Fraud and Biodiversity Conservation Fraudulent organic imports and the industrial model of production under the organic seal is hurting the profitability of organic family farmers. Two panels focused on options for better oversight. Despite increased documentation of fraud, the National Organic Program is still lacking systems to monitor imports. The… Read more »

Follow the National Organic Standards Board Meeting in Tucson, AZ #NOSB

Last Updated: April 27 at 6:08PM CT Join The Cornucopia Institute as we live tweet from the National Organic Standards Board meeting in Tucson, Arizona. We will be sharing the play by play with our Twitter followers under #NOSB or simply follow our stream. For background on issues up for discussion at the meeting, see:… Read more »

Controversial USDA National Organic Standards Board to Meet in Tucson

Possibly the Least Consequential Meeting in Its 26-Year History When members of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) assemble in Tucson later this week, it will be the first meeting since it has become painfully obvious to the organic community that their power, created by an act of Congress, has been almost entirely stripped away…. Read more »

Spring 2018 NOSB Meeting – Webinar: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Cornucopia staff members attended the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) pre-meeting webinar today, where the NOSB heard comments from the public. Cornucopia’s notes from this meeting are below. You can also view our notes from the Tuesday webinar. Eleven NOSB members present (2 missing, environmentalist and handler NOSB positions have not been filled) Source: gdsteam… Read more »