Author Archives: kellenadmin

20 Apr

Marinalg Responds to False Cornucopia Claims of Industry Cover-up

On April 14, 2016, the Cornucopia Institute issued a report falsely claiming to expose a food industry cover-up in which Marinalg International[1] allegedly hid information that showed the food ingredient, carrageenan, is unfit for consumption. These outrageous and unsupported claims are the most recent in an ongoing campaign to mislead and alarm consumers about an

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04 Dec

Carrageenan can boost rice yield by 65% according to Government scientists

The following article was published on on November 13 regarding the beneficial role carrageenan can play for Filipino rice farming Seaweed additive can boost rice yield by 65% – gov’t scientists According to the article, research funded by the Filipino Government has shown that carrageenan can increase the productivity of rice cultivation. Carrageenan, a

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30 Jun

Food Safety News: JECFA Confirms Carrageenan Safe

Food Safety News, latest media outlet to tout findings of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) that carrageenan is not of concern. FAO/WHO Committee: Carrageenan Not of Concern in Infant Formula By Food Safety News June 30, 2015 According to a June 30, 2015 article by Food Safety News, the Joint FAO/WHO

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12 May

Cargill introduces new range of sustainably sourced carrageenans

Cargill introduces new range of sustainably sourced carrageenan May 12, 2015 Cargill News A Marinalg member company recently announced introduction of a new range of carrageenan derived from farmed seaweed, an alternate seaweed source, to reduce sourcing risks and provide a more sustainable carrageenan supply by expanding sources. The new carrageenan variety will be marketed

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20 Aug

Why the Post Is Wrong About Carrageenan

On August 17, the Washington Post published the article “Food additives on the rise as FDA scrutiny wanes,” which featured a section on carrageenan. Unfortunately, the article’s author, Kimberly Kindy, overlooked a number of important Ms. Kindy gets it right that carrageenan is a popular food additive because it helps meet consumer demands for high

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22 Jul

TODAY Show Weighs in on Carrageenan Benefits

Hear from the TODAY Show’s Health and Diet Editor about the important functions of carrageenan in food. “Antifreeze in your salad dressing? 7 ingredients that sound toxic but are safe” By Madelyn Fernstrom TODAY health and diet editor June 17, 2014 When you read the ingredient label of many packaged foods, you’ll often see lots

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