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Industrial ag takes a toll on our state, but organics can rejuvenate Georgia. The corn on the right has not been genetically modified. It’s certified organic, grown at Riverview Farms in Ranger, and it’s used to feed the heritage Berkshire hogs that Charlotte and Wes Swancy raise. No synthetic fertilizers or dangerous pesticides were used […]

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Editor’s note: This first appeared in the fall 2013 edition of the Dirt, our quarterly member newsletter. Want to get a copy? Join Georgia Organics today! A recent issue of National Geographic focused on climate change showed a graphic depicting the globe redrawn to show what rising seas would do to our banks, shores, and coastlines […]

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On many levels, organic farms are works of art. Using processes perfected by nature to grow environmentally responsible – and delicious – food takes skill, hard work, and a touch of artistry, and that’s all on display at the Good Shepherd Agro Ecology Center in Atlanta’s West End, which is as lovely from the sky […]

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Editor’s note: This originally ran in the Spring 2013 edition of the Dirt, our quarterly member newsletter. Want to get an issue in the future? Join Georgia Organics today! I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know who Rachel Carson was. In high school biology class, I made a papier-mâché doll of Carson, complete with […]

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At our fifth and final congressional meeting of the day on Capitol Hill, our Georgia team heard the same remarks about new, healthier school meals. Rep. John Barrow said he’d heard people say there’s a lot of plate waste, that kids were throwing their school lunch in the trash. “Actually, they’re not in our schools,” […]

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Lots of folks have been analyzing the Farm Bill. Here’s a round up of some of the better ones. Some of the best, and most informed Farm Bill info is coming out from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, of which Georgia Organics is a member.They drill deep into the good, bad, and the ugly in […]

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Georgia Organics and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Press Release. January 28, 2014, Atlanta, GA – The farm bill reported by the joint conference committee renews funding for a number of important programs that were left stranded by last year’s farm bill extension, but fails to make much-needed reforms in the structure of farm policy. […]

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This week several of us here at Georgia Organics are taking the SNAP Challenge, which means for seven days we’ll eat using the average food and drink budget of someone on SNAP*, which is $4.50/day. Why? Tweet

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Melody Myers, a VP for United Natural Foods and sponsor of the 2013 Georgia Organics conference, wrote this update on the farm bill and the priorities for more organic production, research and promotions. The organic message is clear and concise:   Pass a comprehensive Farm Bill this year! A current farm bill with organic priorities will support […]

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We’re pretty big fans of the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Margaret Mellon, especially after reading her excellent takedown of the catchphrase “Feed the world”:  “It seems to come up with depressing regularity to justify, among other things, pesticides, industrial-scale monoculture, and biotechnology, all of which we must embrace—all together now—to feed the world. What gets […]

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