Michelle Obama

Food News: Friday “Steak Night” At The White House, Global Warming Hits Bordeaux

Plus meat fraud in China & the rise of chickpeas
May 10, 2013 9:01 am
Steak

Anti-obesity campaign. Check. Food fraud in China. Check. The Obamas’ wax lyrical about steak. Check. It’s another week in food politics. Read more after the jump.

Drink Home Brew With Obama, Eat Welsh Cakes With Romney

This election, food and drink play a starring role
Aug 31, 2012 9:01 am
Obama drinking beer

The White House home brew and Ann Romney's Welsh cakes make news on the campaign trail this week. See what's got food-obsessed voters excited after the jump.

Agriculture Policy Cheat Sheet: Obama vs. Romney

Find out where the two candidates stand on food
Jul 10, 2012 9:01 am
Obama and Romney

This November, voters will choose to either re-elect President Barack Obama or to elect Gov. Mitt Romney president. How will the choice affect food policy? We break it down...

Photo Gallery: 5 Obama Dinner Menus

A look inside the ultimate dinner invitation
Feb 7, 2012 12:01 pm
Chinese dinner

Last week, the White House announced that President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama will host their first State Dinner of 2012 for none other than the UK's Prime Minister David Cameron on March 13-14.

Cafeteria Lunch Gets A Makeover

First Lady announces new school nutrition standards
Jan 24, 2012 1:01 pm
School Lunch

Wake up. WAKE UP! As food-obsessed eaters everywhere enjoy organic kale fritters and wheat grass cleanses, one out of three American children and adolescents are overweight or obese. The numbers are shocking; childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. 

What to Know About Food Politics in D.C.

A guide to the convoluted world of food & politics
Jan 11, 2012 11:01 am
White House

The labyrinthine world of food politics in Washington, DC can be overwhelming if not downright exasperating. Nothing is simple about feeding America while juggling the interests of the food industry, organic and industrial farmers, as well as the average consumer.

Top 5: Food Politics Websites

Stay updated about the agenda behind your dinner
Nov 15, 2011 4:01 pm
Michelle Obama

Were you the last to know that there was a fatal E. Coli outbreak happening in Europe? Have you only recently learned which fish are sustainable? You, dear reader, are in dire need of food news sites to keep you up-to-date with all things political in the food world.

The GOP's Food Strategy

The Prez isn't the only one with food on the agenda
Oct 26, 2011 2:01 pm
Obama eating frog leg

In a democracy, it’s not just a right to consider all of the candidates. It’s a responsibility. And with nine GOP debates already completed, the distinctions between the Republican presidential candidates are becoming more clear.

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