Knowing What to Eat, Refusing to Swallow It

July 2, 2014 9:05 PM

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Perhaps the most memorably quotable of Michael Pollan's many quotable aphorisms graced the pages of the New York Times Magazine over seven years ago: eat food, not too much, mostly plants. Brilliantly simple, if rather vague, this was a fundamentally valid insight about diet and health then. It still is.

The argument for an emphasis on actual foods rather than manufactured ingestibles masquerading as such garners little opposition from entities not directly involved in selling the latter. Such entities, however, have access to the best marketing talent money can buy. So perhaps we the people can at ...

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