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What did you think of President Obama's 'Slow Food' answer?

February 16, 2011 |  1:56 pm


Check out this video of President Obama being asked why it's cheaper to eat Froot Loops than real fruit and what he plans to do about it. Obama's response is a long one, but I'm not sure he really answers it beyond something to the effect of: I've sicced Michelle on that, and market forces will figure it out.

Or did I miss something far more crucial in his answer?

I do like that Obama gives props to Wal-Mart for plans to reduce the sodium and sugar in its prepared foods. Granted, there are many critics who say that doesn't go nearly far enough. But my two cents: at least it's something.

The question came courtesy of Josh Viertel, president of Slow Food USA. Here's what Viertel thought of President Obama's answer. (And thanks to Good Food, which is where I first stumbled over the video.) 

-- Rene Lynch
Twitter / renelynch