Food Democracy Now: In Defense of Michael Pollan

fooddemocracynow1 This is from the site Food Democracy Now, via my friend Shari (thanks Shari!):

Last week, Washington State University announced that it was pulling Michael Pollan’s best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma from its required Common Reading Program for all incoming freshman due to pressure from corporate agribusiness. This type of censorship cannot stand! In March of this year, a university committee had selected Pollan’s book, which takes a careful look at how America produces its food, and decided that it was an excellent choice for the student body of the land grant university.

Unfortunately, WSU administrators later removed the book from the required common reading program. While top WSU officials attributed removal of Pollan’s book from the reading program to hard financial times, despite the fact the 4,000 copies of the book have already been purchased, some faculty members have spoken out ... If you want university research to be free of the corruptive influence of corporate agribusiness, you need to call or write today.

Visit Food Democracy Now's website for WSU President Floyd's address, phone number, and a sample letter to send today.