O NO THEY DIDN'TAfter a meaty donor threatened to withdraw his support for an on-campus meat-processing plant (yeah, weird right?), Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo cancelled a lecture by Berkeley’s own foodie extraordinaire Michael Pollan. Looks like the donor–the chairman of the Harris Ranch Beef Company–didn’t want young, fertile minds to be Pollan-ated with anti-agribusiness ideas.

Apparently, Cal Poly officials chewed it over for a bit and decided they didn’t want to look like complete ninnies without a shred of integrity, so they opted to “reformat the lecture into a panel discussion” which would (shockingly) include a meat-science expert. Genius, right? read more »