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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

  • 5602
    Amanda Newmark
    Pensacola, FL
    1 hour ago
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    Anonymous
    Ankeny, IA
    7 hours ago
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    Juliana Greenwood
    Bay Shore, NY
    10 hours ago
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    Carolin Schellhorn
    Ardmore, PA
    13 hours ago
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    Marti Horn
    Houston, TX
    17 hours ago
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    Burgette Mobley
    New Haven, IL
    18 hours ago
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    Brandy Violet
    Enfield, CT
    19 hours ago
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    Martha Medrano
    Denver, CO
    19 hours ago
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    Carlene Kester
    Spring Creek, PA
    21 hours ago
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    Mathias Hartinger
    Germany
    21 hours ago
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    Marthese Cassar
    Malta
    21 hours ago
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    Shelby Due
    Germany
    22 hours ago
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    Virginia Yuskiewicz
    Maspeth, NY
    22 hours ago
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    Kai Xing Lim
    Malaysia
    23 hours ago

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