I’m pondering the fate of a half-eaten jar of strawberry jam in my refrigerator. This jam, purchased by a houseguest, is not organic. I never ingest conventionally grown strawberries, as they contain higher levels of pesticides than I believe to be healthful. My quandary: If I throw the jam away, I will be wasting food; if I serve the jam to others, I will be offering something I consider dangerous. Which is the larger transgression?
The Ethicist column has taken a turn for the ridiculous since Klosterman took over.