Sunday, April 10, 2016

Farm and Food Photos April 11, 2016

Ravindra Shahane, vice president of marketing at Mahindra and Mahindra's farm division, poses in front of the 45-horse power tractor Yuvo during its launch in Ahmedabad on April 9, 2016. Photo credit: AFP / SAM PANTHAKY / Getty Images.

Asian farmers harvest wheat in a field in the Tabuk region, some 1500 kilometers northwest of the Saudi capital Riyadh, on April 7, 2016. Photo credit: AFP / MOHAMED / Getty Images.

Indian farmers check the quality of seeds and vegetable plants during a farmer's fair in Amritsar on April 7, 2016. Hundreds of farmers attended the fair which aims to educate farmers about off-season vegetable farming and to discuss agriculture-related problems. Photo credit: AFP / NARINDER NANU / Getty Images.

This picture taken on April 4, 2016 shows farmers (background) chatting while looking after their cows on a former agricultural field turned residential project area at Thach That district in the suburds of Hanoi. The trend of urbanisation and building of industrial centers has reduced agricultural lands, forcing a great number of farmers to quit farming for different businesses. Photo credit: AFP / HOANG DINH NAM / Getty Images.

Farmers are seen on a tractor during the harvest of avocado at an orchard in Uruapan municipality, Michoacan State, Mexico on April 6, 2016. Since the oil sector was affected by the drop in the barrel orders, Mexico is experiencing a boom in its food and agriculture industry. Photo credit: AFP / ENRIQUE CASTRO / Getty Images.

Paddy fields are full of water in Qiantang Village on April 6, 2016 in Suichuan County, Ji'an City, Jiangxi Province of China. Photo Credit: VCG / Getty Images.

Farmers plow field with the help of donkey, in Haziz district, southern Sana, capital city of Yemen, on April 10, 2016. Primitive methods of farming still continues in Yemen, which is currently experiencing civil war. Photo Credit: Anadolu Agency / Getty Images.

Indian farmers wait for mangoes to be auctioned at the Gaddiannaram Fruit Market on the outskirts of Hyderabad on April 6, 2016. India produces about 15 million tonnes of mangoes, with 1.5-3 per cent exported and the rest consumed domestically. Photo credit: AFP / Noah SEELAM / Getty Images.

Agricultural instruments are hanged on clay houses in Harran district of Sanlurfa, Turkey on April 08, 2016. Harran is oldest settlements situated the world locations and after restoration work tourists are visit a clay house. Harran was the capital of Assyria states and Omayyads states. Photo Credit: Anadolu Agency / Getty Images.

Employees sorting lemons for export to Russia at a warehouse of the Nizar Darwish Trading farming company in Latakia, Syria on April 6, 2016. Photo credit: Valery Sharifulin / TASS / Getty Images.

Man working at project waste recycling extraction of material to help agriculture to lift the siege imposed on civilians in Ghouta, Syria, on 7 April 2016. In the shade of the blockade imposed by the Syrian regime on the eastern Ghouta the local council in the Douma city the project waste recycling and converted to organic fertilizer for agriculture. Photo Credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

In this photo illustration, products containing high sugar levels are on display at a supermarket on April 8, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. The World Health Organisation's first global report on diabetes found that 422 million adults live with diabetes, mainly in developing countries. Australian diabetes experts are urging the Federal Government to consider imposing a sugar tax to tackle the growing problem. Photo Credit: Luis Ascui / Getty Images.


  1. A sugar tax would be progress at the societal level to help recoup health costs.

    That's something that would be severely disruptive in the US, though. Where I work in manufacturing, sugar baked donuts are a reward for working overtime and other similar times.

  2. Yes, indeed, we need labeling for added sugar, and taxes. It is a cultural reward which requires public education, starting with young kids.