Well Grounded

(This article appeared in The Guardian, March 26, 2011)

Organic farmer Raymond Loo heavily praised as leader in producing healthy food with minimal impact to environment.

Raymond Loo recalls how an enraged farmer flew up his driveway years ago to let loose.

Loo (pronounced Low), 49, of Pleasant Valley was spreading sodium bicarbonate and corn oil over his potatoes to help control blight.

The incensed driver, a conventional potato farmer, thought Loo was spraying chemicals just like other farmers but trying to do so on the sly while passing himself off as an organic farmer.

When the fuming farmer finished his rant, Loo calmly explained how he could make biscuits with what he was using for spray.

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