The choice is yours; meanwhile Dupont has agreed to eliminate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), in the lining of the popcorn bag by 2015 under a voluntary EPA plan.
Did you know, that Native Americans discovered popcorn, and the oldest evidence of popcorn from 3600 B.C. was found in New Mexico? Some consider popcorn a healthy choice while others caution against it for numerous reasons. Corn has a hard moisture-sealed hull, used in the packaging industry as an alternate to plastic.
Popcorn is microwaved in a bag coated with a layer of of chemicals aimed at repelling grease and prevent the moisture from sipping through to the outer paper bag. The trapped moisture contains Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is used to manufacture such products as Goretex and Teflon.
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is linked to infertility in humans, while in animal testing, the chemical causes liver, testicular, and pancreatic cancer according to a recent study from UCLA.
During the micro waving process, perfluorooctanoic acid, a relative of Teflon migrates into the popcorn through vaporization.
Consider popping kernels in a deep pan with a glass lid.or Air-popped popcorn, in fat and calories and one of my favorites followed by the old-fashioned skillet and if you must, a microwaveable glass container will do the good job too.
I try to avoid popcorn all together, because when I eat it, I spend a considerable amount of time removing the residues of hull and kernels from my teeth. The hull is the culprit of numerous periodontal issues, because of its ability of getting between the gum and the enamel surface of the tooth and make its way to the root of the tooth.
If your concern is Nutrional Facts, do keep in mind that reading the label may change your perspective on some of the food you eat.