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Guide to Bee-Friendly Popcorn

For many Americans, popcorn ranks high on the list of snack favorites and has unquestionably become a movie theater staple.

Guide to Bee-Friendly Popcorn

October 25, 2016
Guide to Bee-Friendly Popcorn

For many Americans, popcorn ranks high on the list of snack favorites and has unquestionably become a movie theater staple. Unfortunately, due to the soaring use of pesticide seed coatings, butter might not be the only thing coating this delicious snack. The extensive use of pesticide seed coatings on popcorn is particularly alarming because of their documented harm to pollinator species, like bees, that are vital to our food supply, agricultural economy, and environment. Want to join us in standing up for bees? Use your purchasing power to support popcorn companies that are doing the right thing for bees and the environment. Our Guide to Bee-Friendly Popcorn can help you get started!

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Your Guide to Bee-Friendly Popcorn Popcorn is America’s favorite snack food, but unfortunately many leading brands, including Orville Redenbacher’s, grow their popcorn using seeds coated in bee-toxic chemicals. So how can you continue to enjoy movie time without harming bees and other pollinators? Here are three ways: 1.	Pop Your Own! The best way to guarantee you are eating popcorn grown without the use of bee-toxic chemicals is to buy USDA certified organic kernels and pop your own! Some options include: Whole Foods 365 Organic Trader Joe’s Organic Organic Merchant Co. Arrowhead Mills Organic  2.	No Time to Pop? Organic pre-popped (PP) and microwavable (M) varieties are bee-friendly. Some include: Whole Foods 365 Organic (M/PP) Lesser Evil Buddha Bowl (PP) Newman’s Own Organic (M) Bearitos Organic (M) Cadia Organic (M)  3.	Sign the Petition!  Tell Orville Redenbacher’s, the leading popcorn company in the United States, to stop using dangerous bee-toxic pesticides: bit.ly/orvilleredenbeekiller And support brands that support bees! These companies made a commitment to ditch bee-toxic neonics: Pop Secret & Pop Weaver Pollinatorsandyourplate.org #ditchneonics Created by Center for Food safety