In my mind, the words organic and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are oxymorons. How could you have such a product? Well, among most of those I talk to in the organic world, you can't.
A recent comment by the FDA seems to seal the matter further, since the agency deemed the substance "non-natural." Why is that an important distinction in the world of organic foods? Because unnatural food ingredients cannot be organic. Indeed, so called "synthetic" food ingredients cannot be used in organic food production unless they are specifically given an exemption on a regulatory list, and then, they cannot account for more than 5 percent of the ingredients in an organic product.
So what's the status of organic HFCS? Well a Santa Cruz-based company (and OTA member) sells an organic version of HFCS, which is produced by an Austrian ingredient company. Now organic HFCS may actually be allowed under EC rules, but given the "non-natural" distinction at the FDA, at the very least, it should not be allowed under US organic rules without an exemption. And I'd love to see the response to that application!