Wednesday, May 27, 2009

what is it those corporate agribusinesses don't want WSU freshman to know?

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Some news from the academic library world ...Washington State University announced last week that it decided to pull The Omnivore’s Dilemma - Michael Pollan's super popular book about "the ecology of the food humans eat and why"- from their required reading program for freshman. possible reasoning behind that one? pressure from corporate agribusiness, say some faculty members.

Well you could pick up The Omnivore's Dilemma from your local dcpl branch, if all the copies weren't already checked out! Place a hold on citycat and check out Pollan's latest: In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. Books on food and eating start around SOC 394!

Stop by MLK Library to check out a great article on the WSU controversy in this week's Chronicle of Higher Education - one of the many journals and newspapers we receive in the Social Sciences division. check out The Chronicle's blog post on it here!

UPDATE: Looks like WSU found a way to make it work!

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