Michael Pollan has one more echo in Starbucks with 'Real Food'

Michael Pollan may not be proud of this, but savvy food retailers are co-opting his famous Pollanism -- "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants" -- and foodies concerned more about nutritional value and food miles than brand loyalty don't know whether to laugh, cry, or nosh.

The latest Pollan fan is Starbucks Corp. (SBUX), which this week announced it was revamping its food offerings to remove the preservatives (where possible) and eliminate high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, and other food dyes.