The New York Times published an encouraging article recently about a possible food revolution, which, given how the vast majority of Americans perceive and eat food, isn't that far-fetched.
Local food advocates are tired of agribusiness and factory farming interest groups occupying the attention of our elected officials. However, farmers' markets and increased public education about the local food movement as well as a revival of biodynamic and organic farming and eating practices have only furthered this desire for change.
Famous foodies Alice Waters and Michael Pollan have long been calling for politicians to convert the White House lawn into a community garden. The new Obama presidency, coupled with the Obamas' knowledge on local and organic foods, may make this dream a reality and truly reinvent the way we look at food as a nation.
First Lady Michelle Obama broke ground on a small vegetable garden last week, a symbol of only further encouragement, action and the Obama favorite - hope.