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Good Food Movement

EXPO Milano and Italy Bask in the Glow of Good Food

Jim Slama | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel
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."

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

Jim Slama | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Jim Slama

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

Why Our Good Food Business Accelerator Matters

Jim Slama | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Jim Slama

FamilyFarmed, the non-profit group I founded, recently launched the Good Food Business Accelerator to stimulate entrepreneurship in local and sustaina...

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

Jim Slama | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business
Jim Slama

Resisting change or simply failing to act would be a high-risk strategy for McDonald's in a fast-paced marketplace that includes many buyers who demand good food.

Join the Revolution -- It's Not What You Think

Valerie Kausen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Valerie Kausen

When I look around at the state of the world: the wars, the debilitating addiction to technology, massive species die-off, ocean destruction and overu...

Good Food On Every Table

Jim Slama | Posted 07.14.2014 | Home
Jim Slama

It is clear that the Good Food movement has gained a strong foothold, despite the continued dominance of a conventional food system controlled by large-scale agribusiness interests.

Fixing Food in Four Minutes or Less

Anna Lappé | Posted 04.20.2014 | Home
Anna Lappé

When I launched the first-ever Real Food Media short films contest, I didn't know what I was getting myself into. I just knew that there were incredible stories of people farming, growing, cooking, sharing food and fighting to fix our broken food system that people weren't hearing.

Will Feds Bankrupt Small Farms With Food Safety Rules?

Jim Slama | Posted 11.07.2013 | Home
Jim Slama

To grow the supply, we need federal policies and programs that support, not hinder, existing and new farmers in their efforts to grow more fruits and vegetables for local markets.

Should Your Zip Code Determine How Long You Live?

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gail Christopher

Here in the United States, a zip code can tell us a lot about how well and how long you'll live. So can census tracts. Most people are stunned to hear the differences.

Walmart and the Good Food Movement

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 12.05.2011 | Home
Eric Holt Gimenez

If good jobs and a diversified food system are key to food security, we cannot afford to be fooled into thinking that Walmart is working for the Good Food movement.

Let's Ask Marion Nestle: How Did Junk Food and Obesity Become a Red State / Blue State Debate?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kerry Trueman

I cornered NYU Professor of Nutrition Marion Nestle to ask why the issues of junk food and obesity have become so incredibly politicized.

Just Food's Let Us Eat Local: Where Sustainability And Good Food Are Stars

Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Katherine Goldstein

What's so inspiring about combining a love for food with a passion for the environment is that you can see, feel and taste your values -- you can put your money where your mouth is.

Jamie Oliver Turns the Spotlight on Our Own Homegrown Heroes

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

We've heard from the right that the new health care law is a "baby killer." But aren't taxpayer dollars already killing our children? That's essentially the premise of ABC's Food Revolution, which debuts tonight.

Is Becoming A Farmer The New American Dream?

Chelsea Green | Makenna Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the post-Omnivore's Dilemma reality, where farmer Joel Salatin is known far outside his county, it doesn't take a genius to say it: farming has tot...

Plotting Michelle Obama's Next Food Move

Grist | Tom Laskawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For anyone still doubting the food-related ambitions of First Lady Michelle Obama, the WaPo's Jane Black wishes to disabuse you. In an article that ch...

Street Farmer Genius: Will Allen And Future of the Good-Food Movement | ELIZABETH ROYTE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Like others in the so-called good-food movement, Allen, who is 60, asserts that our industrial food system is depleting soil, poisoning water, gobblin...