Why We Should Celebrate the Corn Sugar Bloggers - Page 2
Making HFCS the bad guy is not going to help our problem with obesity. Another sugar will be introduced in our products, and we'll keep consuming too much sugar as a nation. We need to teach moms to read labels, and to demand lower sugar products at the supermarket.
Yes, many of the mom bloggers attending these events are not trained to distinguish between fact and spin being fed to them by nutritional experts. And yes, many of them are repeating the information given to them by the Corn Association without doing in-depth research on their own. But they're still fostering discussion, passionate, heated discussion about nutrition in their comments and on Twitter that are in turn educating their readers.
When choosing to address the HFCS image problem, the Corn Grower's Association chose to focus on social media, and in so doing they asked moms to the table and brought them into this vital discussion. They could have just as easily chosen print or TV and simply talked at us instead of talking with us. I think that's worth celebrating. We're being asked to participate in a national discussion about nutrition, being invited to share our concerns about what we feed our kids. Regardless of the CRA's motivation, shouldn't we seize this opportunity to have our voices heard instead of pointing fingers at "exploited mommy bloggers?" Our voices are being solicited. Let's make them heard.