Larry Keener

scientistsSome have saidthat instituting the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace, out of compulsion, results in mediocrity, not meritocracy. However, in the absence of diversity and inclusion, it is exceedingly difficult in most human endeavors to proclaim that someone or something merits designation as “the best.” In other words, without diversity and inclu­sion, meritocracy itself is a meritless myth, and any merit bestowed cannot be deemed equitable.


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Larry Keener, CFS, PA, an internationally recognized microbiologist and process authority in the food industry, is president and CEO of International Product Safety Consultants Inc. ([email protected]).

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