USDA allowed 5 weirdest additives in food labeled "organic." Carrageenan is made from seaweed and used as a thickener and stabilizer for certain dairy products like cottage cheese and yogurt. It is probably the most controversial organic additive that USDA allowed. Synthetic DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid supplement, which is derived from algae in some dairy products. Acidified sodium chlorite is a synthetic chemical, which is used as a disinfecting wash for poultry and other meats. Tetrasodium pyrophosphate is a mixture of phosphoric acid with sodium carbonate. This compound is used is soy-based meat alternatives. Ethylene is fossil fuel derivative, which is used to speed ripening of tropical fruit and "degreen" citrus.
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