Yet they fail to mention the fact that a potentially carcinogenic chemical, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), lines microwave popcorn bags, and when they are heated, the compound leaches onto the food.
Studies have linked PFOA's to a range of health problems, including thyroid disease, infertility in women, and developmental and reproductive problems in lab animals.
Also, not to mention that most corn in the U.S. is genetically modified... that's another story.
Admittedly, popcorn does taste good. I buy organic kernels and air pop them myself. Add a little grass-fed butter or EVOO, and sprinkle with a bit of sea salt. MMM!