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Jim Slama
Jim Slama is the president of, which helps grow the Good Food Movement. In the past few years, this non-profit organization has trained more than 6,000 farmers in food safety and post-harvest handling through its Wholesale Success program. Its On-Farm Food Safety program offers a free system for farms to adopt best practices in food safety. Follow Jim on Twitter and read his work at

Entries by Jim Slama

EXPO Milano and Italy Bask in the Glow of Good Food

(1) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 2:22 PM

by Jim Slama

The World Exposition in Milan recently opened in Italy with the theme Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. Its admirable goal is "to guarantee healthy, safe, and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium."

Featuring pavilions from 140 countries, EXPO...

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Welcome to Chicago, James Beard Foundation: 10 Delicious Facts About the Windy City

(1) Comments | Posted April 30, 2015 | 7:04 PM

by Jim Slama and Bob Benenson

As advocates of the Good Food movement in Chicago, we are honored that the James Beard Foundation Awards are coming to town.

The Foundation was created to honor the legacy of chef James Beard. After his death in 1985, Julia Child suggested...

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Why Our Good Food Business Accelerator Matters

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 4:41 PM

FamilyFarmed, the non-profit group I founded, recently launched the Good Food Business Accelerator to stimulate entrepreneurship in local and sustainable food. We drew a standing room crowd when we introduced the fellowship program on Oct. 1 in the spacious auditorium of 1871...

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McDonalds Can Make History -- and Rescue Its Brand -- With Sustainable Food

(10) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 7:24 PM

McDonald's Golden Arches are tarnished these days. Its brand has been damaged by a food safety scandal in China and labor issues in America. Its stock price of late has severely lagged the S & P 500 performance, a result of poor sales growth.

To restore the shine to...

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Good Food On Every Table

(1) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 7:12 PM

This post is co-authored by Bob Benenson.

Building the Good Food movement is the core of's daily work. So a discussion on the future of food was, shall we say, organic when President Jim Slama convened a group at his home on May 12 to...

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5 Ways Eric Cantor Can Be a Good Food Champion

(1) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 6:27 PM

As a professional advocate of the Good Food Movement, I expected to see a lot of things when a recent visit to the University of Michigan took me to Zingerman's Roadhouse, a well-known casual dining spot in Ann Arbor known for its farm-to-table fare.

I expected to see...

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Will Feds Bankrupt Small Farms With Food Safety Rules?

(66) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 4:55 PM

The Good Food Movement is the fastest growing segment of the food industry. People from all walks of life are now actively seeking out local and sustainable food produced by family farmers.

But this movement -- which is bringing major health, environmental and economic benefits to tens of...

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