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The corn that is GMO (Roundup Ready ) is field corn , the stuff used for animal feed , corn flour , corn meal , corn chips and corn bread .
Pop corn is flint corn . Never heard of any GMO flint corn ??? But the oil most likely that it's pop with would be either soy or conola which would more likely be made from a GMO soy or canola. Canola is sometimes called rapeseed . I don't eat corn but unlike wheat ,barley ,rye and oats , it doesn't have gluten .
Yeah, my kid is a big fan of popcorn, so I sometimes makes some in coconut oil on the stove (with lots of butter on top), and I looked up whether popcorn was GMO, and the answer was probably not. I'd be happy to see if someone could present some definitive info about this, instead of lumping popcorn together with feed corn or sweet corn. Name not withstanding, we're talking about three different plants here.
I used to be a total popcorn addict, but really don't think anywhere in the States is going to provide it popped in anything but PUFAs, for pure convenience and cost reasons. I wouldn't eat it out anywhere.
But I very occasionally -- like, three times I can remember over the last two years -- pop it at home in coconut oil, and slather on the good butter from a local dairy, with sea salt. Heavenly.
I have to say I'm not too worried about GMO stuff but YMMV.
"If man made it, don't eat it." ..Jack LaLanne "It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are.
If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." ..Richard Feynman beachrat'snew primal journal
It occurs to me that I've been primal for nearly three years now and I haven't had popcorn in that time. While I do use my discretion at times popcorn does not register as food with me anymore. It's just a bad smell once in a while at work or when I go to a movie theater.
+1. Upon going primal in June 2011, I stored my Whirley Pop away and haven't had popcorn since. After reading Karen's blog the other day, I decided to drag it back out, to be used on occasion. Even before my primal days, I used coconut oil for popping. That will still be the case, but now the popcorn will be smothered in pastured butter and sea salt. Yummmm
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