Pop Weaver, one of the largest producers of microwave popcorn, is removing a controversial chemical flavoring agent from its products.Choose wisely dear friends.
The chemical -- diacetyl -- adds buttery taste. Government worker safety investigators have linked exposure to the synthetic butter to the sometimes fatal destruction of the lungs of hundreds of workers in food production and flavoring factories.
And while Pop Weaver has dropped diacetyl from its product, it remains in widespread use in thousands of other consumer products, including the microwave popcorn brands Orville Redenbacher and Act II.
Read all about it at Seattlepi.com