Last week President Obama released his fiscal 2010 budget for the Food & Drug Administration, and we here at Eat Local Northwest were extremely pleased to learn that he’s proposing to increase food safety dollars from $508 million last year to $649 million in ’09 — and then $783 million in 2010. I knew there was something I liked about that guy! That’s a 47% increase over three years, the largest in FDA history. Looks like we might finally get serious about the food we eat, and soon.