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How First Lady’s Organic Garden Became a Junk Food Campaign

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  • Months after President Obama came into office, first lady Michelle Obama launched an organic garden project at the White House. Criticizing organic as “elitists,” Big Food undermined her efforts to improve children’s nutrition
  • Food industry pressure altered the first lady’s efforts to tackle childhood obesity through healthier food. Her “Let’s Move” campaign now focuses on solving childhood obesity primarily by getting kids to exercise more
  • The agricultural, chemical and processed food industries have thwarted virtually all efforts to improve food quality and safety and lessen its negative impact on the environment

By Dr. Mercola

Mere months after President Obama came into office, first lady Michelle Obama launched an organic garden project at the White House, complete with a composting system and beehives.


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