Gardening is great, but food policy reform is even better.Photo: The White HouseMichelle Obama recently celebrated the first anniversary of her Let's Move campaign to inspire healthier eating. But as the popular face of the Obama administration's advocacy for healthy, nutritious food, the first lady has conveniently side-stepped several critical consumer food issues like organics, genetically engineered food, fair markets for farmers and ranchers, and local and regional food economies. While Mrs. Obama has remained silent on these topics, the actions of the agencies that regulate our food under President Obama speak volumes. And progressives don't like what they are hearing. …
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Wenonah Hauter is the executive director of Food & Water Watch, a Washington, D.C.-based national consumer organization.