As part of a larger feature for capitalnews.ca I wrote a piece that looks at whether organic farming is the more sustainable option for feeding a planet that’s population is set to exceed 9 billion by 2050.
As an accompaniment to my story, I also produced a short video interview with local organic farmer George Wright. Wright owns a 50 acre farm where he grows various types of grain, which he then sells at the Ottawa Farmer’s Market. According to Wright, the decision to move into retail was an easy one. As the only grain farmer at the Ottawa market, he has no problem selling his products at a fair price.
Although everything from Wright’s farm is produced under organic practices, he is not a certified organic grower. However, he says his customers are more concerned about the local aspect of his grain than the organic aspect.