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Carrageenan allowed under organic label
April 26, 2018April 26, 2018
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Carrageenan allowed under organic label

Carrageenan is a food emulsifier derived from seaweed that acts as a thickening agent. The organic industry is divided over its inclusion under the organic label. Carrageenan has been observed to cause intestinal stress of lab animals, while its natural emulsifying properties allow for a longer shelf life.  Recently, the USDA decided to disregard the...