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posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 09:36 AM
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Here's a short page from ehow about the dangers of microwave popcorn. That term doesn't include putting your own popcorn in a paper bag and microwaving it, which works just fine.

www.ehow.com...



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."

Prevention/Solution
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.


And a link to the wikipedia page on Perfluorooctanoic acid en.wikipedia.org...

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posted on Apr, 20 2013 @ 03:12 AM
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Wow, you guys have reinvented the wheel.
I love popcorn but make it my own way.
I have a smallish triangular pot which I put two layers of corn and oil just covering it ( I use sunflower)
I turn the heat up and wait.
Once the pot is full of popped corn I pull it off the heat and use the corner of the triangular lid to scoop the top layers out. I salt as it hits the bowl.
What happens is the popped corn that comes out first has more oil on it and is hot so by layering it and salting without shaking the bowl you get the popcorn in the middle staying hot for longer.

I know my methods are very old school but I have been doing this since I was 8years old and its still my favorite (my pots older than I am, was a set of three my folks got for a wedding gift).



posted on Apr, 20 2013 @ 07:48 AM
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Sunflower oil, that sounds very good. I must try it.

Your triangular pot sounds interesting. And by the way, welcome to ATS, and please share things you know (like you did here!) and any questions you may have. Enjoy your adventures here!



posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 03:59 PM
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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!

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posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 07:47 PM
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Originally posted by isyeye
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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!

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Thanks! I've used nutritional yeast for many years. Not only on poporn, but on my beans and rice dishes, on oatmeal, and pasta. One of the best tasting (kind of nutty) and healtiest seasonings on Goddesses' green earth.

(may be a good time to link to my Lentils and Rice and Oatmeal thread: www.abovetopsecret.com... )
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posted on May, 19 2013 @ 07:13 AM
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Nothing better for hot popcorn than to pour a small bag of M&Ms into it. Then you get the salt and the sweet.

And probably a heart attack later on, I'm sure it's really bad for you.



posted on May, 30 2013 @ 05:02 PM
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Hate to be a party poop ,but I eat no corn anymore. Since corn meal is in everything processed to begin with ,and its now all genetically modified ,I just won't eat it at all .

We are overloaded with gmo soy and corn ,every day ,so I just don't eat them at all anymore.

I haven't had popcorn or corn on the cob,creamed corn.....,for over three years . I miss them a lot.



posted on May, 31 2013 @ 02:59 AM
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Just wanted to post a possible hazard using the paper bag method of microwave popcorn.

Items using post consumer recycled material shouldn't be nuked. This warning used to be posted on napkins, paper plates, etc, of items that had recycled material. Wasn't sure if it was from the possible metal content or the chemicals used in recycling...but please take caution when nuking paper products.

Think the hazard still exists. I'll nuke stuff in a ceramic bowl with a ceramic plate on top before I'd use paper. ...use this method for quick bacon. Fold the bacon into the as size you need, nuke it in a bowl. Place said bacon onto your food. For crispy bacon, double the cooking time while draining the oil at the halfway mark. Save the bacon oil-its law in some states.

Kettle cooked popcorn is the way IMO. Less calories and no extra preservatives. The kernels are huge too. Wife still makes fun of movie theater popcorn for being tiny to this day....takes the focus away from my tiny Wang.



posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 11:03 AM
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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.



posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 11:54 AM
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There are still nonGMO corn producers out there. You can find them, certified at the Non GMO Project. That link will take you right to the search page. Type in corn and you may be able to find a brand sold locally.



posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 06:20 PM
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Use to love the stuff until i read up on Monsanto RoundUp Ready Corn...



posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 06:55 PM
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Originally posted by BABYBULL24
Use to love the stuff until i read up on Monsanto RoundUp Ready Corn...


Can you tell us more about that? Here's a two-year old Huff Post link which talks about Roundup Ready causing miscarriages in animals. Last I looked humans were animals. Gulp (not me gulping in fear, gulping popcorn down. Yummm):

www.huffingtonpost.com...


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.


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posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 01:17 AM
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Originally posted by Aleister
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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.


Lol, my bad. The recycled paper product warnings came from a site that had a warning for people nuking bacon..should carry over to popcorn. Wasn't able to recall the link. Sorry to offend your religious beliefs.

Just a warning in using recycled products in the microwave is all.

You are right about the disease thing too. Most of the 'cross over' diseases could be lessened if all would follow Gods original laws IMO.



posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 01:26 AM
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Popcorn with butter and lemon squeezed over the top. I won't eat it without the lemon! YUM!!!!



posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 01:39 AM
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Sounds legit. Gonna lemon my next batch of popcorn. ....maybe even lime when I drink the beer :-)



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 04:16 AM
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Hi,

I really like popcorn.



posted on Aug, 3 2013 @ 02:07 AM
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I agree that gmo corn is bad for you but once in a while I will eat popcorn because the commercial strains are not genetically modified......yet.
Home made with peanut oil in a regular pot on the stove.
The peanut oil will handle high temperatures without smoking so you can pre-heat the oil and pop faster with small batches. This helps to prevent burning the kernels by keeping them on the stove too long after they've popped.

Butter and powdered sea salt is what I usually eat on it but once in a while I use Buffalo Wild Wings dry Chipotle BBQ spice.

It also goes great on rotisserie chicken.

I also make great homemade chili, reuben sandwiches and homemade coffee ice cream with heath bar bits.
I came up with that combo before I found out Ben and Jerry make it.
Great minds think alike.

Oh yeah,
Mmmm.
Popcorn.

From GUH-popcorn


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.” [1]


Bonus:
Alton Brown talks popcorn

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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 06:04 AM
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Hi,

I love Popcorn while watching movies..

Foods4betterhealth



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:01 PM
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Hi Wilson, and may you always love popcorn. Good popcorn, well seasoned, can almost never lead you wrong. "The more the better" is my motto. That said.....time for popcorn!



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 03:42 PM
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I'm glad this popped up again, no pun intended but haha!
I saw this last spring and tried a couple of splashes of a pomegranate balsamic vinegar that I love, it was the best popcorn I have ever had! Since then I have added a bit of Parmesan cheese, a dash of cayenne, a shake of smoked sea salt and just a sprinkling of sugar. A bowl of this has turned into my perfect snack, and I owe it all to you! Thank you! I think I'm going to go make a bowl for lunch now.





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