Well, it can be, if it is not microwavable with butter flavoring. Microwave buttered popcorn contains Diacetyl and acetone, two compountds that give butter its characteristic taste. They are also added to margarine along with beta carotene which give the yellow color. The University of California showed that diacetyl may be linked to infertility and inhalation can cause repiratory problems. The Environmental Working Group has expressed concerns.
Don’t give up popcorn. Give it up in the micro-wavable.
bag. You can also use antoxidant rich grape-seed oil, or high oleic sunflower oil and olive oils to pop corn. Non-organic popcorn is on the FDA’s list of top ten foods most contaminated with toxic pesticides and chemicals.Studies have shown that popcorn companies may be adding a toxic chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, to prevent any sticking, according to Shine from Yahoo! it may be a carcinogen according to the FDA!
So buy organic popcorn, but not in the bag. You need a good popcorn popper. Try this one – The Sweet and Easy Popcorn Popper by Wabash Valley Farms. I have also looked on Amazon and there are several popcorn poppers available.
Now if you are a food vendor at a fair or festibval, you could offer
real popped organic popcorn and charge a little more for it. I for one would be happy to pay extra for this wonderful organic snack.