A Yahoonews article explores the coming shift in attitudes about food from the White House.
Rick Bayless, the chef of that restaurant, Topolobampo, says Obama’s comfortable demeanor at the table — slumped contentedly in his chair, clearly there to enjoy himself — bodes well for the nation’s food policy. While former President George W. Bush rarely visited restaurants and didn’t often talk about what he ate, Obama dines out frequently and enjoys exploring different foods.
Obama, has expressed increased support for small farmers, and in interviews has been more open about his diet and values than Bush. I take this as a step in the right direction. There are so many movements springing up about local growing, personal gardening, and community gardens over the past five years that it’s becoming a force that’s hard to ignore. Hopefully this president will be a more positive role model and leader in this crucial matter.