Michael Pollan’s NY Times Food Rules

Michael Pollan of the “In Defense of Food” fame has compiled a list of 20 do’s and don’ts for food on the NY Times. It’s not only a great list with some provocative thoughts, but it’s also just kind of fun to flip through. Here are my favorites.

Emily and I are really into eating well and we try our best to follow some of our own rules we’ve picked up along the way (from folks like Pollan and others). Some of ours are: eat fresh organic foods when possible, the more veggies and the more colors the better, foods bought at the store with lesser ingredients (and ingredients you can actually pronounce or know what they are) are best, local foods farmed by people you know the names of are ideal, whole grains are good, and meat is a treat not a necessity.

Anyways, we recommend reading Pollan. You can see more of his the list here.

Published by Wess Daniels

Teacher, author, Quaker, ​and public theologian. Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College.

4 thoughts on “Michael Pollan’s NY Times Food Rules

  1. These are great, thanks for passing them on! I appreciate they took time to design each phrase, which is a great touch.

    I just read In Defense of Food last week. I couldn't put it down, finishing it in a day. Eric found me in the kitchen looking at all our food's labels. I was shocked even my trusty rain brain had high fructose corn syrup in it! Yikes!

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