Weekly Address

Obama Targets Toxic Food

The president today turned his announcement of a new Food and Drug Administration chief—former New York City health commissioner Margaret Hamburg—into a chance to make some bigger news: He's overhauling the entire agency in the wake of tainted peanut butter, spinach, and tomato recalls. "Food safety is something I take seriously, not just as your president, but as a parent," Obama said in his weekly video address. The government will make a billion-dollar investment to keep the nation’s food and medicine supply safe by boosting the number of food inspectors and modernizing labs.