Sunday, October 23, 2016

Food and Farm Photos October 23, 2016

This roundup of global food, farming, and agricultural photos appears every Sunday on Big Picture Agriculture.

A Palestinian farmer weeds a field in Gaza City on October 21, 2016. Photo credit: AFP / MOHAMMED ABED / Getty Images.

Scientists look at vegetables growing in an experimental greenhouse, at the Lyon's Urban Farm (FUL, ferme urbaine lyonnaise) on October 20, 2016, on the INSA campus in Villeurbanne, France. Photo credit: AFP / JEFF Pachoud / Getty Images.

A man checks the plantations while people visit the first Vavilov conservatory garden in the campus of the SEB group in Ecully, southeastern France, on October 20, 2016. To portray the diversity of the world's plant heritage, French agronomists obtained seeds from the Vavilov Institute in St. Petersburg, which owns the world's largest collection of plant seeds. A garden was inaugurated on October 20 on the site of the SEB group. Photo credit: AFP / JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / Getty Images.

Picture of avocados taken at a packaging plant in the municipality of Uruapan, Michoacan State, Mexico, on October 19, 2016. With the United States buying most of the Mexican avocado production and the domestic demand constantly growing, the price of avocados in Mexico is suffering frecuent increases. Photo credit: AFP / Ronaldo SCHEMIDT / Getty Images.

A bucket with chestnuts is seen during the harvest on October 19, 2016, in Lamastre, southeastern France. The season of chestnuts has started in the north of the French Ardeche department. Photo credit: AFP / PHILIPPE DESMAZES / Getty Images.

Indian farmers and traders gather near bags of onions at the Malakpet Agriculture Market Yard in Hyderabad on October 18, 2016. Farmers from the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh have expressed concern over a drop in wholesale onion prices from 3 INR per kilogram to 2.20 INR per kilogram. Photo credit: AFP / NOAH Seelam / Getty Images.

Farmers are seen harvesting beans in Waynesfield, Ohio Monday October,17,2016 with the amazingly nice weather in Ohio over the past weeks farmers are busy at work. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

Varieties type of fruites and vegetables displayed in the food fair in Dhaka, Bangladesh. On October 16, 2016 Bangladesh Agriculture Ministry & Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations jointly organized a rally and Food Fair with a slogan 'Climate is changing. Food agriculture must too.' to Celebrating World Food Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

A customer browses fruit and vegetable products inside a Victoria supermarket operated by Dixy Group PJSC in Moscow, Russia, on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. The central bank has warned that its ability to steer inflation is at risk from growing wealth inequality and the disappearance of the middle-income households that are the most sensitive to interest rates and prices. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov / Bloomberg via Getty Images.

General view of stalls of fresh and organic vegetables during the inauguration of a new range of Bio signs by French President of Monoprix, Regis Schultz, at Monoprix Beaugrenelle on October 18, 2016 in Paris, France. Photo credit: Vincent Isore / IP3 / Getty Images.

A farmer check pumpkin in village Kledokan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on October 17, 2016. Farmer said during last two month many pumpkin plants damaged because of bad weather is rainy so the pumpkin production has decreased. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

Visitors pose with a giant pumpkin during the 46th Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay, California on October 16, 2016. This years winning pumpkin at the Half Moon Bay Festival's weigh-off contest tipped the scales at 1,910 pounds and won a prize of $11,460. An elementary school teacher from Washington grew the giant pumpkin. Photo credit: Anadolu Agency / Getty Images.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Our Changing World Means Changing Food Demands

A rising global middle class may bring demand for more coffee, chocolate, avocados, berries, and almonds. What else?

credit: efrat asian food

More meat and processed foods, too.

credit: efrat asian food

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Haycocks in Washington Field 1910

Haycocks in a field on Anderson Farm near Parkland, Washington, ca. 1910 with farm buildings in background.
Photo by Albert Henry Barnes.
University of Washington.

(Definition of haycock - a small cone-shaped pile of hay left in the field until dry enough to carry to the rick or barn.)

Every Thursday a carefully selected old agricultural photo is featured here on Big Picture Agriculture — lest we forget how things used to be.