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Is carrageenan bad for me?

Is carrageenan bad for me?

Carrageenan is a seaweed found in many non-dairy products. It's considered "natural" but is it safe?  

Store: Carrageenan comes from seaweed, so it’s natural, which is why it’s allowed in organic foods. Apparently, it helps maintain consistency in creamy products such as yogurt and sour cream. It’s also in a lot of nondairy milks.

Natural Foods Merchandiser: But I’ve heard it’s toxic. Is this true?

Store: I wouldn’t say toxic, but yes, there are some health concerns with

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