Argentina's Macri begins vegetable garden on Pink House roof

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) " President Mauricio Macri says he will start a vegetable garden on the roof of Argentina's presidential palace.

Macri said Wednesday that he plans to grow eggplants, tomatoes and other vegetables to contribute to a healthy diet among the 700 state employees who eat lunch at the palace daily. Macri says the garden will supply the presidential palace known as the Pink House and help protect the environment.

Michelle Obama started a vegetable garden in the White House's South Lawn in 2009 and it led to her signature initiative to reduce childhood obesity. Obama has said that she hopes future presidents will continue the project she calls "my baby."

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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