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“Natural”

Not Meaningful The “natural” label is not verified and is not meaningful. There are no consistent standards to ensure that the label means what it implies to consumers: that the food was produced without chemical fertilizers, synthetic pesticides, genetically engineered crops, chemical processing aids, and artificial ingredients. Each company can…

Carrageenan

An ingredient that should be prohibited from organic foods Improving the Organic Standards Removing Carrageenan from Organic Foods On November 17, 2016, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) voted to prohibit carrageenan as an ingredient in organic foods. However, this doesn’t mean that carrageenan will no longer be allowed in…

Stretching Your Dollar

Stretching Your Dollar How To Fit Organic Produce in Your Budget Organic food is better for your health and that of the environment. But produce grown organically also generally costs more than conventional options, so here are some tips on how to fit organic in your budget:   Buy whole…

Arsenic in Baby Rice Cereal

FDA Takes Action: Proposes Limit on Arsenic The Issue Arsenic in Baby Foods On April 1, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a proposal to limit inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal to 100 ppb—very close to the level we recommended more than three years ago. While we are pleased…

Shrimp Report

Test results and recommendations Shrimp In the US, shrimp is the single most popular seafood item. Our shrimp report discusses common practices for raising or harvesting shrimp and its impacts on public health, workers, wildlife and the environment. We also tested shrimp for bacteria, antibiotic resistance, and drug residues and share…