Mom Bloggers Promoting Corn Syrup? Has A Line Been Crossed?

I have a dear friend Louise and I respect her and think she’s wonderful, but I came across this blog post she recently wrote. Now keep in mind that this has nothing to do with Louise. In fact, a quick search of Google provided me with a whole list of mom bloggers who did this same post. This has nothing personally to do with any of the bloggers. I hope they were compensated, and hopefully it was for more than a $20 gift card. I know many of us blogging moms think we deserve more for what we do and the fact that not many make much at all off all of it. I do understand why people do what they do sometimes.

But…

Um…

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What the fridge has happened to mom blogs? When did we actually allow ourselves to, for a little compensation from a review network,  team up with The Corn Refiners Association and actually pump word for word their pretty little story. Corn syrup is natural, um yeah okay… I just don’t like the idea of lobbyists infiltrating the mom blogging community and actually using mom bloggers to promote these things. If we are at this point then I can’t believe we are here.

I’m serious and so was Diabetes Health Magazine  in 2005.

I’m baffled. You don’t have to agree, (maybe high fructose corn syrup is in your diet) but there’s more than one blogger who did this post for the review network.

Honey is harvested from bee hives naturally and has been for centuries. Cane sugar has been made by being pressed from sugar can, but how do they make gas, sweetener, kitty litter, etc from corn?!?! You know the stuff we put butter on to make it sweet. And what about all the GMO concerns on our nations crops. Be careful people these are our lives and our children’s futures lives. They can grow knowing what we know about sugars, not what the Corn Refiners Association wants us and our kids to believe.

Maybe I’m just disturbed by it and I shouldn’t be…

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Comments

  1. says

    What is important is that high fructose corn syrup is not natural at all like
    cane sugar or sugar beets. You can make sugar from beets and canes by
    pressing and evaporation. Corn sugar is mixed with chemical, heated and
    removed at different temps & times to create different sweetness. Good info here on the internet for corn syrup, cane sugar, sugar beets and many texts.

    http://www.corn.org/web/processo.htm
    http://www.sucrose.com/lcane.html

    Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin. He agrees they share the same molecules. But HFCS has more fructose in it.

    Long video, but very educational.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM

    Watch at the 13 min mark on why more corn syrup/sugar has been added.
    19 mins to see his comments on the Corn Refiners Association.
    1 hr 5 min, reason not to feed Fructose corn syrup to kids
    1 hr 19 min for #HFCS fructose corn syrup and baby formula.

    He does agree that they are the same, to an extent.

  2. Briana says

    It $50 – $100:

    Participating bloggers will receive a $50 gift card that can be used at Wal-Mart and their affiliates as a thank you so you can shop for your family. Also, if you participate in the live webinar you will receive an additional $50 gift card to spend at Wal-Mart

  3. Brandy Byrne says

    All good points about corn sugar. I didn’t believe it from day one. All those stupid commercials where the people trying to interject about the bad benefits of the CS and “can’t come up with a good reason suddenly” deer caught in headlights look.

    And is $100 really worth your integrity? Just sayin’……..

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