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FDA: Remove Carrageenan From Our Food

About the Petition

Carrageenan, a popular food additive, is found in a variety of foods, including some labeled “natural” and “organic”. The toxin is most commonly used in dairy products like whipped cream, ice cream, nonfat sour cream, soymilk, coconut milk and even infant formula.

A team of scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medial School published scientific studies on the harmful health effects of Carrageenan on human cells. Funded by the National Institutes of Health and led by Dr. Tobacman, they found the additive can cause colitis-disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal inflammation and even colon cancer.

Companies like Organic Valley, Eden Foods and Stonyfield have removed or are in the process of removing carrageenan from their products. Stand with the Cornucopia Institute and tell the FDA to remove carrageenan from food.

Photo Credit: mikebaird/ Flickr

To: FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg

The FDA has a responsibility to protect the general public by monitoring our food supply. Studies by scientists like Dr. Tobacman at the University of Illinois at Chicago believe the FDA should review Carrageenan. It could cause colitis-disease, gastrointestinal inflammation and even colon cancer. 

If this food additive is harmful, as many studies have proven it to be, it must be banned immediately. I stand with the Cornucopia Institute in urging the FDA to remove carrageenan from our food supply.

Sincerely,

[Your name here]

Supporters

  • 5612
    Peggy Johnson
    Kaišiadorys district municipality, Kaunas County
    1 hour ago
  • 5611
    Constance Gilhooly
    Hollansburg, OH
    1 hour ago
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    Kathleen Dzaran
    Manassas, VA
    9 hours ago
  • 5609
    Nicole Wiker
    Canada
    10 hours ago
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    Michelle Stelt
    Redding, CA
    11 hours ago
  • 5607
    Bill Herman
    Oceanside, CA
    12 hours ago
  • 5606
    Robert Jones
    Newton, NJ
    14 hours ago
  • 5605
    Linda Peterson
    Boulder, CO
    14 hours ago
  • 5604
    Anonymous
    Auburn, AL
    15 hours ago
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    Julie Brown
    United Kingdom
    17 hours ago
  • 5602
    Amanda Newmark
    Pensacola, FL
    21 hours ago
  • 5601
    Anonymous
    Ankeny, IA
    1 day ago
  • 5600
    Juliana Greenwood
    Bay Shore, NY
    1 day ago
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    Carolin Schellhorn
    Ardmore, PA
    1 day ago

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