author of Feeding Eden

Lately, I've been twisted up about the phrase "CLEAN FOOD." Sure, if I make the effort to go to a greenmarket in the middle of winter in NYC for - maybe - a butternut squash and some unruly kale, then I have engaged in a CLEAN FOOD moment.

But what if, while leaving the greenmarket, I spot a vendor booth selling handmade baked hard pretzels? And what if I adore jaw-breaking pretzels and so I buy and eat a few of them on the subway ride home. Those pretzels are local yes, possibly artisanal (I forgot to ask) but what about the refined carbohydrates and added sodium? I am still EATING CLEAN?
More thoughts in The Huffington Post in "What Is Clean Food?"