President Obama has waited too long. The president could help those 2,000,000 low-wage workers working for government contractors with an executive order, and for over four years now, he has refused to act.
The new rule includes provisions that will also regulate all foods sold in schools, including in vending machines. This announcement may just move The First Lady's goal of reducing obesity in a generation a step closer to reality.
The White House should not be bullied, intimidated, badgered, and ultimately hit the panic and appeasement button every time the bogus shout is made that the administration is tilting toward minorities.
It seems that the FDA done did it again! Or didn't do it... what they're supposed be doing, that is, mainly regulate and prevent widespread contamination of our food supply from harmful microbes and bacteria.
As a result of Lincoln's vision, a national department of agriculture was formed. Now, the USDA should lead the way in reviving a national gardening effort now. And we should all answer the call to service by participating.
There are problems with animal agriculture that still need attention, including painful mutilation of animals without anesthesia, the rampant use of antibiotics on factory farms, and waste generated by these operations.