Carrageenan now unacceptable in organic foods

Carrageenan can’t be used in organic food, board decides

The National Organic Standards Board voted to remove carrageenan from the list of approved ingredients…


Backstory:  Studies performed by the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago and published in 2011 and 2012 indicated that carrageenan causes gastrointestinal inflammation and leads to glucose intolerance, contributing to Type 2 diabetes. These studies caused a stir among consumers, and other researchers sought to replicate their findings.

In research published this year, biological toxicologist Jim McKim tried very hard to get similar results that show carrageenan’s inflammatory properties, performing the same experiments with even more care. He could not.

Removing carrageenan from food is one of the Cornucopia Institute’s top issues…the institute has collected several stories of people relating their own experiences with carrageenan-related health problems.

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Update Board nixes use of carrageenan in organic food production

Carrageenan can’t be used in organic food, board decides

 

Source: FoodDive ; FoodSafetyNews