Excerpt from the Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Renzi of Italy in Joint Press Conference (April 17)

“And finally, I want to congratulate Italy and the people of Milan as they prepare to host the 2015 World Expo.  The focus is on food — something that Italy knows something about, along with wine.  But the Expo and our U.S. Pavilion is focused not only on outstanding cuisine like Italy’s but also how we feed a growing planet, how we combat hunger and malnutrition, how we put healthy food on our tables — and that’s a cause, obviously, that’s very close to Michelle’s heart.”