Links between microwave popcorn and carcinogens?

Is it really not safe to buy a bag of popcorn at the video store with intentions to enjoy a movie night with the family? Popcorn is supposed to be crunchy, buttery, innocent and friendly- not deadly. Turns out that the buttery coating on the popcorn contains a chemical called diacetyl and the bags contain a coating that breaks down into a carcinogen called PFOA. One Colorado resident has been awarded damages for contracting a chronic condition from microwave popcorn. Microwave popcorn is officially bad for you!


2 thoughts on “Links between microwave popcorn and carcinogens?

  1. Wow, I had no idea that microwave popcorn was bad for you. Bummer…I love microwave popcorn, especially kettle corn! And I thought popcorn was one of the more healthy snacks out there. Guess I’ll cross that off my list.

    • Yes Harrison you are right! Popcorn is a really healthy snack! It’s a whole grain food that’s low in calories and fat and it’s a complex carbohydrate. Popcorn is also high in fiber and 100% natural. You can still eat stove top popcorn or popcorn made in a popcorn machine. Get yourself a good bag of kernels and some of your favorite seasonings and do it on the stove. It’s more fun that way anyway!

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