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According to the Food and Drug Administration, a chemical used to coat microwave popcorn bags breaks down during the cooking into a chemical called perfluorooctanoic, or PFOA. The Environmental Protection Agency has identified PFOA as a "likely carcinogen."
The FDA is studying whether consumers can develop lung disease from inhaling diacetyl, a chemical used to give microwave popcorn a buttery taste. To avoid inhaling this dangerous chemical, always open cooked bags away from your face and in a well-ventilated area.
Originally posted by isyeye
reply to post by Aleister
Great thread idea! S&F
We just bought a new theater-style popcorn machine the other day and have been using all the time.
For those of an adventurous nature, try using Nutritional Yeast as a seasoning...It's my favorite!
edit on 22-4-2013 by isyeye because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by BABYBULL24
Use to love the stuff until i read up on Monsanto RoundUp Ready Corn...
Recent research claims that Monsanto's Roundup Ready genetically modified crops contain an organism, previously unknown to science, that can cause miscarriages in farm animals. This disturbing find comes on the heels of Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's decision to deregulate Roundup Ready Alfalfa (RRA). Roundup Ready is designed to survive Roundup, Monsanto's weed-killing chemical.
Purdue University's Emeritus Professor Don M. Huber presented the findings of the research, which observed the new organism using a 36,000X electron microscope. According to Treehugger, the organism can cause disease in both plants and animals, a rare feat.
Originally posted by Aleister
reply to post by ChuckNasty
Thanks for the paper-bag warning, well taken. Nuking the flesh and organs of hogs, sounds like a very weird practice to me, and they and the birds seem to be fighting back with diseases. I haven't eaten popcorn in a week, and if that also-weird practice lasts much longer it will go against my religions.
Popcorn Is Not GMO Elizabeth Yarnell of EffortlessEating.com stated, “At the Seeds of Doubt conference recently, Jeffery Smith, executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology and GMO expert, assured us that even though almost 90% of the corn grown and eaten in this country is GMO corn, popcorn comes from a different seed and has not been genetically modified.”