Here we go again, mom bloggers raising a fuss over nothing and linking to each other, using one another for sources and making something out of nothing…again [insert eye roll]. What they heck do these mom bloggers know anyhow? On one hand a company wants to use them for PR and marketing and their qualified and valued and on the other hand they’re just hysterical and not trusted. Why would any mom get upset reading some minutes from a private five hour meeting with food packaging executives and chemical industry lobbyists (some of who included representatives from Coca-Cola and Del Monte) whose strategy is to have a pregnant mother be the spokesperson for BPA. Geesh, that sounds logical and sensible to me (can you hear me heckling through the computer yet?). Doesn’t that make sense to you? To have a pregnant woman being taken advantage of by the chemical industry so they can continue to make more money off people all the while there are hundreds of published studies by qualified university laboratories and scientists that have shown raised health concerns and cause for BPA to be banned. Who would ever think this was nuts besides paranoid parents right? Whatever, this is where I say the title of the post is appropriate.
All the secret meetings in the world with silly schemes and strategies won’t change the fact that consumers aren’t stupid and they want transparency, honesty and safer products for their families health and well being and like always the parents buying talk but now they talk online. This is why mom bloggers and women/parents in general can be powerful – they talk and because moms/parents talk they help other moms/parents get the low down on just how we as consumers are being taken advantage of and how the chemical industry is just trying to hush us “hysterical” mom bloggers raising concern for nothing – except they didn’t mean for the report to leak and now they’ve made matters worse for themselves because with social media nobody is going to be hushed #BPA….
…just a taste of what’s being said out there in the social media scene.