University of Illinois at Chicago physician and professor, Dr. Joanne Tobacman, has been publishing research on the health effects of carrageenan for more than a decade.
is concerned enough about the health risks of food grade carrageenan to have petitioned the FDA
in 2008 to prohibit its use in food.
petition cited decades of publicly-funded, peer-reviewed science (including her
own) on carrageenan-induced inflammation in animals and cells.
responded with a letter of denial. (1)
maintains that both types of carrageenan are harmful.
In a presentation to the National Organic Standards Board
in April 2012, Dr. Tobacman
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