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Editor’s note: Last week, popular agriculture e-newsletter Growing Georgia ran a piece called “3 Myths About Organic Foods.” We took issue with it, and the good folks at Growing Georgia agreed to let us write a rebuttal, which ran two days after the piece in question. It is a privilege to have choices, especially when it comes to […]

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We were thrilled that Shavaun Evans, Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, was able to stop by our office for a little bit this morning to give us the legislative lay of the land for the organic agriculture and food systems world. NSAC is an incredibly important alliance of sustainable ag organizations around […]

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We’re in the research stage of getting together our next cover story for The Dirt and coming across some great info that we thought we’d share, just because it’s info that just needs to be shared with as many people as possible, over and over again. The argument over whether organic agriculture can feed the world won’t […]

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Every time I look at the certified organic acreage data in Georgia, I wince. Sure, we have had 2,000% growth since 2003, but when you start with just 273 acres, it’s easy to make the data sparkle. In reality, our state has experienced minimal growth. That’s tough to swallow when you run an organization called “Georgia […]

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The Certified Organic label portrays the most rigorous agricultural standards for environmental and human health protection. But how to what degree does it extend protections for animal welfare? To explore this issue, we interviewed Compassion In World Farming’s  USA Director Leah Garces, who also, along with Georgia Organics and many others, co-founded Georgians for Pastured Poultry. […]

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New FDA Rule: Ramifications for Georgia’s Small and Direct Market Growers Increased costs & increased obstacles, the new FDA rule is not for Georgia Organics’ farmers. TAKE ACTION AND CONTACT THE FDA. INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. DEADLINE TO COMMENT IS SEPT. 16! A proposed Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule has been called the most sweeping reform […]

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UPDATE: The split farm bill was passed by the House of Representatives. The vote, 216-208, was right down party lines; no Democrats voted for it. From our friends at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition: “If it was merely a face-saving effort following the defeat of the new farm bill a few weeks ago – with no […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is attempting to raise the allowed residue level of the herbicide Roundup, (glyphosate) on food. If you are curious about pesticide use in Georgia, check this out. But wait! It’s not a done deal and there’s something you can do about it! Please keep reading. Tweet

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They say the best things in life are free, and no one takes that more to heart than Robby Astrove, Atlanta’s very own urban fruit forager. A leading member of Concrete Jungle, and all-around-edible tree, bush, and vine enthusiast, Robby knows where all the delicious spots are around Atlanta and when the fruits are ready […]

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Need a good soundtrack to your afternoon? Food Tank has a great list of food system-related TED talks, with topics ranging from Mark Bittman talking about how individual food choices can affect collective health to food waste to Joel Salatin on soil. Got a food or ag-related TED Talk you love? Tell us about it […]

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