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Cornucopia Institute ‘Report’ Touts Flawed Science

The trade/lobbying group Cornucopia Institute has issued a ‘report’ that alleges a ‘smoking gun’ in carrageenan data published more than 10 years ago on an industry-supported website. The Cornucopia report was issued just as the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is conducting ‘sunset reviews’ of additives that may or may not be included in U.S. […]

Dairy processors say it is not that easy to use carrageenan alternatives

Dairy Foods | November 9, 2016 By David McCoy, Dairy Insights LLC A new third-party blind survey of dairy food and beverage professionals making formulation decisions reflects the contradictions dairy processors face when choosing stabilizers and thickeners for dairy products. Carrageenan is a widely used stabilizer in dairy foods to deliver important characteristics such as […]

NOSB Makes Unjustified Recommendation to ‘Delist’ Carrageenan

OUR STATEMENT November 17, 2016 Today marked a setback for consumers following a recommendation by the National Organic Standards Board to remove carrageenan from the list of ingredients allowed in organic foods. While an NOSB subcommittee confirmed that carrageenan is safe for use in food and applauded the ingredient’s sustainability profile, the board questioned whether […]

Recap from the NOSB Hearing in St. Louis

Monday, November 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m. ET Last week, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) held its fall meeting in St. Louis. On the agenda was a vote on whether to recommend allowing the continued use of carrageenan in organic foods. Over the course of the meeting’s two-day public comment period, a coalition of citizens, […]

8 Reasons Carrageenan Belongs in Organic Foods

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) recently recommended that carrageenan be removed from the list of ingredients allowed in U.S. organic foods. This is just a preliminary recommendation to the USDA, which will make a final decision in 2018. What is carrageenan and why should you care? Carrageenan is a food ingredient made from seaweed […]

Is Seaweed the Next Superfood?

There’s a new superfood in town. And it’s not kale. Seaweed may be a hot new food trend in the United States, but this leafy green from the sea has been used in Asian cuisine for thousands of years. Not only is seaweed low in calories and fat, it’s also packed with essential nutrients like […]