It’s estimated that 90 percent of the corn grown in the United States is from genetically modified seed. If you rely on popcorn for a high fiber, healthy snack, you need to be careful about the corn that it comes from. If you’re not sure that it’s non-GMO, chances are that it is grown from genetically modified seed.


We pop a lot of popcorn in our house. It’s always a hit with my sons’ friends. The older my boys and their friends get, the bigger their appetites get. Popping popcorn for them is one way to fill them up, keep them happy, and not go broke.


Fortunately, there are plenty of non-GMO popcorn options available. Any certified organic popcorn will be non-GMO because genetically modified ingredients are prohibited for organics. Other than looking for organic certification, you can also look for the Non-GMO label. I went to Amazon to see what they have, and I found quite a bit. You can also look in your local grocery store for these brands of popcorn or others that aren’t made from genetically modified seed. The links take you to Amazon where you can buy these brands, or you can look for them or other non-GMO popcorn at your local store.



Is there another brand of non-GMO popcorn that you serve in your home? What is it?


Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Non-GMO popcorn
Popcorn is a healthy treat, but with approximately 90 percent of the corn grown in the U.S. is from genetically modified seeds, you might want to pick your bran