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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...

Michelle Obama Harvests White House Garden With Students

AP | NATASHA T. METZLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama welcomed fifth-graders back to the White House garden Tuesday to pick the lettuce and peas they helped pl...

What's With Our Obsession with Michelle's Clothes?

Linda Buzzell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Linda Buzzell

Today's news includes a great picture of Michelle working up a sweat in her garden as she tends her veggies. But folks still insist on commenting mostly on what she's wearing.

Why Michelle Obama Should Break Out The Whisk | Amanda Hesser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

UNTIL recently, Michelle Obama had carried out a seamless effort to get Americans to think about eating locally grown foods. By planting an organic ve...

President Obama: The Reality Show

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

This is the first administration to fuse iterative, real-time lifestyle coverage with the star power of a true celebrity politician. So far, it is working.

Might the Obamas Restore Lost White House Glory?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

To date the Obamas' most noticeable change to their new home outside has been to install a de-luxe swing-set near the President's office. How have past administrations redecorated?

The Obamas in the First 100 Days: "B-" on Agriculture Policy

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

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.

A Food Revolution in the Making, from Victory Gardens to the White House Lawn

Michael Pollan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Pollan

If we want to make significant progress in reducing global warming we will need to wean the American food system off its heavy diet of fossil fuel and put it back on a diet of solar energy.

Clinton, Obama Picnic Table Picture (PHOTO)

The Root | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Another busy day at the White House: First Lady Michelle Obama hosted students from Bancroft High School in Washington, who helped her plant and water...

Obama Garden Watch II: 8 Culinary Herbs To Revitalize Your Health And Palate

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

It seems that our culture's most popular flavorings are sugar, salt, pepper, ketchup, and mustard. A common attempt we see at using a fresh culinary h...

Michelle Obama Gardens With Kids Again, Plants Seedlings

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama planted the first fruit and vegetable seedlings in the new White House garden Thursday, assisted by a gro...

Obama Garden Watch: 10 Vegetables Worth A Fist Bump

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

"Hope won" took on new meaning for me when I found out that Michelle Obama was planning a 1,100 square-foot kitchen garden on the south grounds of the...

Sowing the Seeds of Change

Liane Weintraub | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liane Weintraub

Having planted an organic vegetable garden and seen the impact on my own family, I feel a kinship of spirit toward Michelle Obama that seems to grow day-by-day.

Michelle Obama Wears J. Crew Cardigan, Skirt To 10 Downing Street (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

*Scroll down for slideshow* When Michelle Obama visited 10 Downing Street in London on Wednesday morning, she wore a sparkly cream cardigan and mint ...

Whole Grains: Putting White Flour Power On The Run?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

The book Whole Grains For Busy People may be an innocently titled paperback with a cheery, wholesome-looking cover, but don't be fooled; the recipes inside are out to subvert the way Americans eat.

5 Organic Gardening Tips For The White House Gardeners (and You!) | Leah Zerbe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Here are 5 tips from Scott Meyer and Organic Gardening for the White House gardeners, and those who would like to join them: • Heirloom options: Mr...

March 30, 2009, news update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

Bloviator Bill O'Reilly says he boycotts Sean Penn's movies because he doesn't like his politics. Well then, Mr. O'Reilly, I guess Sean Penn just won't watch your show.

Chickens For The White House Garden?

The Atlantic Food Channel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After the warm reception to the new White House kitchen garden, you'd think that the Obamas would be left alone on the locavore front, wouldn't you? ...

Michelle Obama's Spotlight On Awareness

Susan Kaiser Greenland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Kaiser Greenland

Okay, so how cool is it that the Obamas are tearing up 1,100 square feet of the White House lawn to plant a kitchen garden? I can't wait to see the pi...

No Beets In The White House Garden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

News that First Lady Michelle Obama is planning a White House vegetable garden has been widely celebrated by advocates of organic and local foods. Acc...

White House Gardens To Get Some Buzzing Bee Hives Green | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Back in February, fellow TreeHugger Jeff urged the Obamas to think beyond the veggies - including backyard chickens and bees in the White House garden...