The L.A. Times story Eater LA's Must uproar puts blogger ethics in the spotlight takes a look at last week's controversy, also touching on the issue of comped meals and the Food Blog Ethics manifesto. Thanks to Elina for including EatingLA. Here's another opinion I gave her that didn't make it into the article: EatingLA doesn't recommend that any blog adhere to any specific code. I happen to think that comped meals and products should be disclosed, but it's not up to me to make rules for anyone else. I think readers are getting pretty good at distinguishing who they can trust and who's not worth the time.
I like this British take on the question from Timeout London: When are food bloggers just meal blaggers? Read it and find out why punters are good and blagging is bad.