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Big Ag Forces University To Stop Distributing Book To Students

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posted on May, 25 2009 @ 07:37 PM

It seems that books criticizing the actions of big corporations are too "controversial" for some universities. Washington State University dropped the book "Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals" from their "common reading" program -- in fact dropped the whole program -- after a complaint from an agri-business-associated member of the board of regents of the University. Even though the university had already purchased 4,000 copies.

Big money makes the decisions these days. Apparently even about which books can be distributed at universities.


A preview of The Omnivore's Dilemma.

Wiki entry on The Omnivore's Dilemma

The following is a lecture of his at the UC Davis Mondavi Center, where we explores the ecology of eating to unveil why we consume what we consume in the twenty-first century.

For the impatient, he doesn't start to talk shop until 5:55

[edit on 25-5-2009 by The All Seeing I]

posted on May, 26 2009 @ 10:42 PM
On this note of censorship... maybe the Omnivore's Dilemma is destine to be a classic... I came across this interesting site,, that has a list of titles with an explanation on why each was banned, censored or challenge at sometime, somewhere by someone. Most noteworthy, is how many of these books are now considered classics today and required reads in high school and college english courses.

Books A - I

Books J - Z

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posted on May, 29 2009 @ 10:46 PM
The first 3rd of Omnivore's Dilemma is devoted to corn and as a result Pollan was approached to share his insights from his research/book in the documentary King Corn, he's featured in parts 4, 5, 8 & 9.

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America's most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat-and how we farm.

part 1 of 10

part 2 of 10

part 3 of 10

part 4 of 10

part 5 of 10

part 6 of 10

part 7 of 10

part 8 of 10

part 9 of 10

part 10 of 10

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posted on May, 31 2009 @ 02:49 PM
The Atkins diet will not be tolerated by the carbohydrate cartel.
Simple, go on reduced carbohydrate intake and lose fat cause
there is a natural process discovered in the 1950s that the
body burns fat that way.

Cereal producers would be concerned here and not fund any
school not keeping quiet.

Is not telling the same as not lying.
Yes it is.

posted on May, 31 2009 @ 03:02 PM
reply to post by TeslaandLyne

Didnt the adkins guy die of overweight issues and cholesterol problems?

I seem to remember this.

posted on May, 31 2009 @ 03:39 PM

Originally posted by GreenBicMan
reply to post by TeslaandLyne

Didnt the adkins guy die of overweight issues and cholesterol problems?

I seem to remember this.

Hit head on New York City side walk due to inadequate ice removal.
I've heard of a few celebrities slipping and getting injuries.
Atkins died on life support which may have been inadequate
by adding on liquids to put the final weight report to the papers
to have a field day.

His reporting of UK fat burning lab reports for low carbohydrate
diets is the issue perhaps the Kellogg's and Post's do not want
Perhaps they grant the hospital to lower their tax burden.
Non profits and majestic charity donations can't help us
as much as it does those donating.

Looks like hospital life support was donated from a cereal company.

posted on May, 31 2009 @ 10:00 PM
I always suspected that Corn Flakes were the movers and shakers behind the evil cereal cartel

On a more serious note, i think there is something to be said for how the corn lobby's influence can be felt through every huge distributor/pusher... in this case kelloggs

posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 12:12 AM
On a related note, water is used to deliver fluoride to the masses. Since our diets consist so much of corn... corn could be the logical delivery device for vaccines? ... sound crazy? ... consider the following.

Humans, hogs may eat their way to flu resistance

Iowa State University researchers are putting flu vaccines into the genetic makeup of corn, which may someday allow pigs and humans to get a flu vaccination simply by eating corn or corn products.

"We're trying to figure out which genes from the swine influenza virus to incorporate into corn so those genes, when expressed, would produce protein," said Hank Harris, professor in animal science and one of the researchers on the project. "When the pig consumes that corn, it would serve as a vaccine."

posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 03:29 PM
reply to post by The All Seeing I

People are worried about having too many vaccines and the present
mix with preservatives such a mercury as a source of bad reactions.

This is what I gather from past news of conspiracy reports so might not
be correct.

In any case so long as we do not have to take in much sugar that
might be a solution.

And another boon to the sugar peddlers.
Doughnuts now anyone.
Big belly later as your vaccine saves you.

To go on to Atkins later if you remember.

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