Sunday, November 22, 2015

Farm and Food Photos November 23, 2015

Farmers harvest konjac roots in a field in Showa Village, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. Konjac, a yam-like plant, is Japans most-protected agricultural product. Photo credit: Kiyoshi Ota / Bloomberg via Getty Images.

This picture taken on November 16, 2015 shows white rabbits in a livestock farm in Mesnil-Clinchamps, northern France. French rabbit-breeder Philippe Poret succeeds to manage his livestock almost without antibiotics, through rigorous methods of hygiene, ventilation and feeding. Photo credit: DAMIEN MEYER / AFP / Getty Images.

Egyptian farmer Reda Hosseini prepares tea in the village of Shamma in the Egyptian Nile Delta province of al-Minufiyah on November 17, 2015. The fertile Nile Delta provides around a third of the crops for Egypt's population of 80 million and a large part of these crops are exported providing the country with an important source of revenue. Climate change has forced some Delta farmers to abandon their land, while others are trying to adapt by covering their land with beds of sand to isolate against seawater infiltration and grow crops. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO  /  MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / Getty Images.

A Sri Lankan farmer works in a paddy field on the outskirts of Colombo on November 17, 2015. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO  /  LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / Getty Images.

Palestinian fishermen arrange crates of fish at the port in Gaza City on November 17, 2015. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS / Getty Images.

A worker checks out a chick at a poultry farm in Hefei, eastern China's Anhui province on November 20, 2015. Scientists warned of the 'epidemic potential' of deadly and fast-spreading bacteria resistant to last-line antibiotics. The superbugs were detected during routine health testing of pigs and chickens in southern China. The animals were found to be carrying bacteria resistant to colistin, an antibiotic widely used in livestock farming. Photo credit: CHINA OUT / AFP PHOTO / Getty Images.

Abondoned structures are seen in Ilha Seca at Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 13, 2015. Ilha Seca, a Texaco fuel depot abandoned by the corporation in the 1950s, will be used again by installing seafood and fish farms at the vacated fuel container structures. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA / Getty Images.


  1. Hey, K.,

    Hope your endeavors are going well. Also I hope your holiday is pleasant.

    Reading about the Scottish tenant case above, while dealing with my own relatively minor tenant issues with my lawyer-landlord, has me wondering if the Ilha Seca plans have any legal protections if they make improvements in the property ?

    My recent experiences leads me to conclude the US owner-tenant legal basis needs reform as the Scottish case exemplifies. I guess issues like this is to be expected as population sizes expand on a land base that remains the same. One more element in which the Species needs to further evolve, IMVHO.

    Thanks for your efforts on the site, by the way.

  2. Thanks for the note and yes, I'm so glad I transitioned to this blog - it is just fun. I'm weak on legal issues so know little about landlord-tenant situations.

  3. Thanks for collecting these photos from around the world; it's interesting to see all the many ways people feed themselves. I especially like to see low-tech methods.

    In the image from China of the chicks-- it looks as if they must pump heat through the pipe-like structure (concrete? ceramic? Fired by coal perhaps?) that runs down the center of the building, rather than having electric brooders or heat lamps hanging above the chicks as is commonly done in the US. -- TROG

    1. I'm glad some people (like you) appreciate these photos. I REALLY enjoy putting them together as I always find out something interesting from them each week. Interesting observation about the heating system and chance that it is with coal. Thanks, and happy holidays.