Africans can look to India to see what a future of relying on biotech seeds looks like. There, a depleted water table, poisoned waterways and farmer suicides have been the result of the first Green Revolution.
When Michelle Obama put a vegetable garden on the White House lawn, I couldn't help but wonder if it would be the most powerful "soft" policy position on food this presidency could take in the first 100 days.
Let's take inspiration from the public's interest in the food details on the inaugural web page and the hoopla around the new gardens and build on the momentum. Food policy is a change we can believe in.