Carrageenan makers in PH gear up for tough battle ahead

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/21/2016

Stakeholders in the Philippine seaweed industry will appeal the decision of the US-based National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) to ban the use of carrageenan as an additive in organic food. Maximo Ricohermoso, chairman of the Seaweed Industry…

Philippine seaweeds safe, says industry leader

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/07/2016

GROUPS making claims that the seaweeds from the Philippines spread diseases should make sure their reports are based on thorough study as these statements are hurting local farmers, an industry leader said. Maximo Richohermoso, chairman of the…

Seaweed sector anticipates huge losses due to El Niño

Vanessa Claire Lucero 03/22/2016

Seaweed growers, traders and processors are anticipating losses this year as the rising sea temperatures caused by the raging El Niño phenomenon have brought down production. Yuri Yap, executive director of the Seaweed Industry Association of the…

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