Day Forty Four. What Corn Is Never Genetically Modified?

Day Forty Four.

As I have stated in the past, examining food labels for GMO’s can be pretty confusing. This one shocked me and I didn’t believe it at first. Currently in the United States there are NO genetically modified popcorn kernels. Yup, you heard me! ALL popcorn is GMO free. That being said, this does not necessarily mean the oils and butters that are used to cook the popcorn are not laden with GMO’s and other fun artificial flavors and colors. The kernels themselves are a different variety from the corn your buy on the cob and they have not figured out how to genetically modify these…yet.

So when you go and purchase popcorn next time save your wallet a few bucks from purchasing organic and get a plain popcorn that you pop on the stove or in your air popper. We love Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet White Corn Popping Corn. Screen Shot 2013-04-29 at 9.25.00 PM

Publix often does B1G1 deals on this brand and you can find coupons online to make this popcorn a pretty tasty deal. Unless, your are buying organic or nonGMO project certified, I would still avoid the microwave popcorn and other popcorns that come with oil or butter already on them.

What is your favorite way to eat popcorn? Ours is with a little butter and parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

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17 thoughts on “Day Forty Four. What Corn Is Never Genetically Modified?

  1. Great to know this. Have been buying organic popcorn. Traders Joe’s has some that is fairly reasonably priced. Actually Trader Joe’s seems to have a lot of items that fall into the non GMO category with prices that are lower than places like Earthfare or Fresh Mart. Don’t have a Whole Foods here in Athens so don’t know how the prices would compare then.

  2. I’m so glad to hear this! I have 2 containers from a BOGO at Publix before I started working toward GMO free!
    I put popping corn in a paper bag, fold down the top, and cook it in the microwave until the popping slows to 2-3 seconds per pop. You can add salt for flavor. I can’t imagine butter would work, but I’ve never tried it. You can always drizzle it after popping.

  3. I still buy organic popcorn for my family, even though I discovered it was gmo free. I used to live in the midwest and the amount of pesticides sprayed on corn is very substantial. So I opt for organic popcorn and we pop it on the stove with Nutiva coconut oil, it is FABULOUS that way! :)

  4. Wow! So good to know, thanks! :) I’ll totally be buying this in the future! My kids LOVE popcorn! Have you ever tried cooking it stove-top using coconut oil and just a little bit of sugar – OMG, SO GOOD! =)

  5. Is this really true? I want to think it is to save money but find it hard to believe. Popcorn is my favorite food fo I need to find out for sure. Do you have any suggested reading on this? Thank you.

    • I emailed several companies both organic and not organic and spoke with someone over at Institute For Responsible Technology. I got the same answer from everyone. Currently there is not a GMO popcorn.

      • Thank you so much for getting back to me with this info. It’s going to save my family a lot of $$.

  6. Awsome news about popcorn being non GMO!I pop my popcorn in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave,I then sprinkle some grapeseed oil on it followed by nutritional yeast and salt.It is to die for!To make it even healthier I am going to try using coconut oil instead of grapeseed oil:)

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