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Michelle Obama, Healthy Eating, and Our Church's Homeless Kitchen

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

My Christian faith beckons me to look at my neighbors, to love them even as I love myself. That's what First Lady Michelle Obama left us--she took the time to see her neighbors.

Sam Kass, White House Chef, Works To Fight Child Obesity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Sam Kass and President Obama go way back. Kass cooked for Obama for two years before he was elected president and has been heavily involved in tending...

Big Barack Bummer

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

It's disappointing that the Obama Administration is not providing the visionary leadership on agriculture, like it is in some many other policy areas.

You Can Bury a Lot of Troubles Digging in the Dirt...

Geri Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Geri Miller

I'd been a a gardener since who-knows-when, but I'd never experienced this level of interest before. It was the "who" asking for help that was the most astonishing.

Eating White House Garden Salad -- Sort Of

The Atlantic Food Channel | By Eleanor Barkhorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I was, of course, thrilled to be given the task of assembling a salad with such illustrious lettuce. I've been fascinated by the project since it brok...

Michelle Obama On 'Iron Chef America' (VIDEO): Use 'Anything From The White House Garden'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The highly anticipated Iron Chef America "Super Chef Battle" finally took to the White House on Sunday night. Michelle Obama's hyped appearance, howev...

FLOTUS To Referee 'Iron Chef America,' Ingredients Must Be From White House Garden

New York Times | Marian Burros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

In a collision of politics, cooking and popular culture, Michelle Obama will reveal the secret ingredient that the chefs must use in their televised c...

7 Things You Need To Know For World Food Day (Including How To Get Involved)

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For many Americans, every day is "Food Day." Yet, there are millions in America for whom providing meals for their family is a daily struggle. World F...

White House Honeybees Produce Tons Of Honey!

nytimes.com | Elisabeth Goodridge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Meet the White House honeybee. Numbering more than 65,000 at one point, the bees produced a bumper crop of honey this year, the first time honey has e...

Michelle Obama Fall Harvest: Reveals That The White House Garden Cost Only $180 To Plant

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Thursday Michelle Obama hosted students to help her harvest the White House garden. The students were enthusiastic to help dig up some vegetables, and...

Michelle Obama Reveals Secret Ingredient On Food Network's "Iron Chef America" White House Premiere

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

On "Iron Chef," food superstars Comerford, Mario Batali, Bobby Flay and Emeril Lagasse meet in Washington for a trip to the White House. The first lad...

Sam Kass: The White House Chef Digs All Things Locavore

nytimes.com | RACHEL L. SWARNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Still, proponents of sustainable farming and locally grown, organic foods are cheering Mr. Kass on. Dan Barber, the chef at Blue Hill in Greenwich Vil...

Hip, Hip! Very Good (Food Policy) Fellow Visits White House Garden

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

Today, Roger Doiron presents a compost-able list of signatures from people who supported his campaign to plant a White House edible garden, or wanted to thank the first family for their efforts.

White House Garden Produce Could Be For Sale At Local Farmer's Market

nytimes.com | Rachel L. Swarns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

City officials say that Sam Kass, a White House chef and a one-time personal culinary czar for the Obamas, showed up at a community meeting last week ...

The White House Garden: Michelle Obama Is The First Lady Of Food Policy (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The White House just released a new video about the kitchen garden as the second installment of their "Inside The White House" series. The video is no...

Ruth Reichl on a White House Garden for a Nation of Foodies

Louise McCready Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Louise McCready Hart

"I think the thing that you can count on -- this is the silver lining in this recession that we seem to be going in to -- is that I think people are going to start eating more vegetables"

Mr. President: Turbodog is My Rose Garden Beer Choice

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Turbodog creates a pleasant stimulant-sensation at the back of my throat that metaphorically represents the stimulus needed by the small-business community.

Growing Pains

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

We have had several delicious meals featuring string beans, jalapenos and parsley, and there will be plenty more when the tomatoes, eggplants, bell peppers and cauliflowers are ready to eat.

Plotting Michelle Obama's Next Food Move

Grist | Tom Laskawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For anyone still doubting the food-related ambitions of First Lady Michelle Obama, the WaPo's Jane Black wishes to disabuse you. In an article that ch...

Michelle Obama: To Russians, She's The First Lady Of Gardening

washingtonpost.com | Robin Givhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On her second international trip as first lady, the welcoming cover stories and street chatter here have focused on her White House kitchen garden rat...

Use the Precautionary Principle

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

At the White House, the precautionary principle should be used: lead contaminated soil should be removed and replaced with organic compost. That would be the safe and truly organic way.

The Obama Organic Family Garden: Swimming in Sludge?

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

The Obamas may be the newest sludge victims. Michelle's hopes of having a truly organic garden and healthy vegetables for her own children and other children who visit the White House have been dashed.

Lawns Versus Gardens In Beverly Hills

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

I have something in common with Michelle Obama, a brand new vegetable garden in my back yard. Mine was started by my 21 year old son, home from colle...

It's Time to Change School Lunch

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerusha Klemperer

The National School Lunch Program provides a meal to 30 million children every school day. Right now it is a sad mirror of the broken food system outside the school walls.

Michelle Obama's White House Garden Harvest Gets An A Plus

US News And World Report | Paul Bedard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

With a veggie harvesting fashion that leans toward carnation-pink hip-huggers, designer sneakers, and perfect nails, Michelle Obama isn't going to win...