Is It Real Food? How To Tell.

Outrageous experiments in sensible eating.
Jan. 30 2011 9:20 AM

Is It Real Food? How To Tell.

I love this flowchart from Darya Pino's blog Summer Tomato , though it does subscribe to the Michael Pollan five-ingredient rule  (which he has since revised in response to food makers bending the rule ). Even if you already know all this stuff, it still makes its point. [ Addendum, 1:20 p.m. P.S.: This chart was intended as a joke, although it's not altogether unhelpful.]

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Ellen Tarlin is a former Slate copy chief and writer of the "Clean Plate" blog. Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Boston PhoenixBrooklyn Bridge, Bark, and  the RISK storytelling podcast. Follow her on Twitter.