Washington State University (WSU) pulled Michael Pollan’s book, Omnivore’s Dilema, off the required reading list, after 4,000 copies were purchased.
Pressure from big agri-business which by the way helps fund the WSU School of Agriculture and guides them with research projects.
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Office of the President – President Elson Floyd
Sample phone script:
Please tell WSU President Floyd:
I’m calling today to ask that President Floyd stand firm on academic freedom and include The Omnivore’s Dilemma in the university’s Common Reading Program.
It’s important that students at land grant universities be exposed to all ideas, especially those that challenge the orthodoxies of our times. Academic freedom at universities and freedom of speech are the foundation of a democracy and I believe that The Omnivore’s Dilemma is a crucial part of the ongoing debate in society about how food is produced in America and its impact on our nation’s citizens.
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