Almond milk sales are soaring, despite environmental, health concerns – Fortune

Advisory Council member, Roger Clemens offers a sound-science rebuttal to this week’s Fortune article addressing carrageenan in almond milk.


Anyone who read this piece on whether or not almond milk is good for us or the environment can make up their own minds.But if they make up their minds based on the science Fortune referenced as to the carrageenan present in some almond milk they’ll be misinformed.

The reporter claims that research scientists in Chicago have raised concerns that it may cause gastrointestinal inflammation. Actually, it’s one scientist at one lab in Chicago.  That research is offset by dozens of studies, including animal studies, confirming the fact that carrageenan is undigested when consumed with protein and that such inflammation is


The body of research on carrageenan safety has been accepted by regulatory agencies worldwide and complements the anecdotal evidence that carrageenan has been used safely by millions of people for hundreds of years.

Citing research that bears no resemblance to the way humans use carrageenan is a popular ploy in social media fear-mongering circles but it’s not what you expect from Fortune.

Roger Clemens, DrPH, CFS, CNS, FACN, FIFT, FIAST

Adjunct Professor, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences

USC School of Pharmacy, International Center for Regulatory Science

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