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National Popcorn Day – Is Popcorn a GMO?


Many people wonder if popcorn is genetically modified since 90% of the corn in the United States is a GMO. However, popcorn is different and takes several years of breeding to make it “pop”. Here’s what the powers that be had to say about it in 2012.

Keep in mind that only organic produce, is free of pesticides. Whether GMO or not, it is always best to seek organic food sources these days.

We love to make flavored types, whether Cajun, Asian, Indian or dessert inspired, it’s always tasty. Try making a caramel drizzle (recipe is on this site) for something different. You can even just use a little homemade chocolate fudge topping and toss for a fantastic salty and sweet treat.

Just remember to always toss in a little salted, organic butter first while it’s still hot, then add your flavors. Your family will love it.

First, listen to the audio below for the details on why popcorn is (as far as we know) not a GMO. It’s very difficult to breed a form of corn that will pop at all and takes several years and tries to do it. That’s some dedication, don’t you think?

There’s nothing more American than popcorn and a movie. Okay, maybe some wireless surround sound and a Smart tv with enough USBs would be an added bonus.

Have a listen to why this is one of the few foods that really cannot be modified in a lab (as far as we know):



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Almost every talk show host has the dream of national syndication, Elizabeth Dougherty has accomplished it.  This Bishop Moore High School and NYIT grad grew up listening to Orlando radio and now hosts her own syndicated show "The Dougherty Report."  In 2010, Dougherty created the "Florida Favors Radio Show” and "Food Nation Radio Network" to talk about food, restaurants, trends and evolving food safety policies. Sensing the need to cover more relevant subjects, she changed the name and focus of the program to “The Dougherty Report” and developed an entertaining yet informative show that discusses social issues and public policy.  The show is about people, not politics, and Dougherty breaks down for listeners the collusion between government and big business versus the average citizen.  Having spent years among representatives on Capitol Hill, networking in one of the most private business clubs in D.C. and a former member of Reagan's Presidential Roundtable, Elizabeth brings an insider perspective to share with her audience on "The Dougherty Report."