Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mom Bloggers Paid to Promote High Fructose Corn Syrup: Why Wasn't I Invited?

The corn industry has solicited mothers to help support the idea that high fructose corn syrup is a healthy part of the American diet.

Earlier this month, the Corn Refiners Association, an industry trade group, invited some mom bloggers to listen in on a conference call about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).

The call, which was organized in conjunction with a web site called Mom Central, has stirred up some controversy in the mommy blogging world, with some of the participants writing about it in return for $50 gift cards.

Other bloggers turned down the invitation, citing ideological opposition to accepting money from the Corn Refiners Association in return for advertising all the wonderful aspects of consuming HFCS.

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