Turns out yesterday’s outrage over yanking The Omnivore’s Dilemma from a college freshman reading program has caused a quick about-face by the University. Thanks to a donation from an alum, Washington State University is now back on track to distributing 4000 copies of the book to incoming freshmen.
This of course changes nothing about the underlying power dynamic, and the undue influence that agribusiness has at the school. In fact, the 4000 books in question had already been purchased, but the fuckers at the university weren’t going to hand them out. (Thanks, Lisa.) Link.