Is Popcorn Genetically Modified? The Answer May Surprise You


This week on the Food Nation Radio Network we spoke with Dee Dee Flynn, Executive Director of the Popcorn Board to find out if the corn used for popcorn is genetically modified.

Genetic modification of corn makes it “Roundup ready”, which means an unlimited amount of Roundup can be sprayed on the corn and it won’t kill it, only the weeds around it. It also contains its own insecticide which some studies have shown can have adverse effects on humans. Upwards of 90% of corn grown in the United States is genetically modified. Is the corn used for popcorn modified?

Here’s what she had to say: 

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 150 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday afternoon at 4 on WWBA AM820 News and  other stations. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.