I stopped buying microwave popcorn once I heard about this development a few years ago. The biggest danger exists to those working in factories creating the magical bags o' popcorn, but why take the risk? Right? (I realize that I'm revealing my true hippie self in this declaration. --- as if you didn't already know, after everything that you've read on tLB)
In addition to the health concerns about the process, I don't really like the chemically smell and taste. So I ask you these important questions. What's it about, if it's not about taste? And why butter flavor when you can use real butter?
I used to only make it on the stove which is a whole production because it requires babysitting the pot. (not easily done during a commercial or restroom break)
BUT :: Kelly reminded me of this. You can POP corn in a plain lunch bag?!! I can hardly call it a recipe, but here's the lowdown.
Put 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels in a brown lunch bag. Fold over the top two or three times. Run microwave for three minutes - or until you hear the kernels popping every two or three seconds. If you're in the mood to make it decadent, pour a couple tablespoons of melted butter over the top.
The best part is that you won't feel guilty in the morning. Unless you also drank that bottle of cabernet...