Detailed Report on Carrageenan by the Cornucopia institute
It's worth a read for anyone that consumes ice cream, UC or not.But the absence of noticeable gastrointestinal symptoms does
not signify that an individual is unaffected by carrageenan. Research shows carrageenan predictably causes inflammation.
Low-grade inflammation of the intestines may go unnoticed;
nevertheless, chronic low-grade inflammation in the body is
profoundly unhealthy. Scientists are increasingly concerned
about the negative effects of low-grade inflammation on overall
health, especially as it often leads to more serious disease down
I just think we should be rallying for better ingredients in our food. I was a little surprised that Organic Valley, a company with strict organic standards, lobbied against the ban. Won't be buying their pastured butter anymore. We seriously deserve less disease causing foodstuff.
There was another thread here (the UC forum) where a shill from the carrageenan lobby regurgitated a cut/paste letter about
how safe it is. Don't be fooled. These guys get paid to spam any sites questioning the safety of the ingredient.
Post Edited (Gerasim) : 4/1/2014 11:15:58 AM (GMT-6)