So, popcorn is good for you, being whole grain. What's bad for you is all the salt and fake butter flavor they add in the factories.
About that fake butter flavor: I'm sure you read "Chemically Speaking," the online newsletter of the U of Florida's Pesticide Information Office. I know I do. And so you surely saw this:
As mentioned before in Chemically Speaking, imitation butter flavoring has proven hazardous to those people working with it in an occupational setting. Now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been petitioned to enact an emergency temporary standard to prevent worker fatalities related to fake butter flavoring. In a letter to the OSHA’s director, Elaine Chao, 40 occupational health physicians and scientists asked for a standard to protect workers from diacetyl, a chemical with butter-flavor characteristics that is used in many foods. The group that sent the letter has contended that OSHA has done nothing to remedy the problem, even though lung diseases caused by diacetyl have been known for over four years. (Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News, 7/31/06).
May I have some of that, please?