The Stanford Paradox: An Oasis of Scientific Achievement in a Desert of Political Correctness

“How could one of the world’s preeminent research universities, which regularly produces breakthroughs across virtually the entire spectrum of science and technology, embrace and endorse anachronistic, destructive practices worthy of the 19th century? The answer was provided by New York Times columnist Roger Cohen in an article entitled ‘The Organic Fable,’ which offered some pithy observations about the popularity of organic food, including this one:

‘Organic has long since become an ideology, the romantic back-to-nature obsession of an upper-middle class able to afford it and oblivious, in their affluent narcissism, to the challenge of feeding a planet whose population will surge to 9 billion before the middle of the century and whose poor will get a lot more nutrients from the two regular carrots they can buy for the price of one organic carrot.'”

Henry I. Miller, “The Stanford Paradox: An Oasis of Scientific Achievement in a Desert of Political Correctness,” Issues & Insights, 12/3/2019.

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