Sunday, January 15, 2017

Global Food and Agriculture Photos January 15, 2017

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

Production of insects is seen at Micronutris company, the leader in Europe in the human diet based on insects on January 9, 2017. The term entomophagy made its debut in the Petit Robert and the United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 2013 and launched a campaign to encourage breeding and consumption of scale insects.Already consumed by more than 2 billion people worldwide. C├ędric Auriol wants to expand the company's range of consumer products which currently manufactures chocolate based powder crickets or flavored whole insects. It is expected to launch an energy bar from fruit and insects. By 2050, the world population could reach 9 billion and therefore the demand for meat requirements could double. In order to face demand, eating insects, or what is called 'entomophagy' could be one of the solutions. Photo credit: Patrick Aventurier / Getty Images.

Production of insects is seen at Micronutris company, the leader in Europe in the human diet based on insects on January 9, 2017. Photo credit: Patrick Aventurier / Getty Images.

An employee holds a calf as buyers watch at the Tajima Wagyu beef cattle auction, operated by JA Tajima, at the Livestock Auction market on January 11, 2017 in Yabu, Japan. 347 Tajima Wagyu beef calves are priced at 291,444,480 Japanese yen ( 2,497,949US$) at todays auction. Tajima Wagyu calves stay on a farm from birth and are sent to the livestock auction after 9 or 10 months when they reach a weight of 700 kilograms and will sell as meat when they reach 2 years old. According to JA Tajima, Tajima Wagyu calf prices began to rise in 2012 but the amount of calves has started to drop because the younger generation are not happy to continue with their family livestock farm. In Japan, genuine Kobe wagyu beef comes only from the Tajima-gyu cow which is born, reared and slaughtered in the Hyogo prefecture, making the breed very rare. Known for it's extensive marbling and tenderness, Kobe beef is one of the world's most expensive meats. Photo credit: Buddhika Weerasinghe / Getty Images.

A Japanese meat dealer examines Japanese cattle carcasses at the Kobe beef auction, operated by Kobe Chuo Chikusan Niuke Ltd, at the Western Kobe Wholesale market on January 10, 2017 in Kobe, Japan. The total value of today's auction is priced at 13,646,596 Japanese yen ($117,515 USD). According to Kobe Chuo Chikusan Nikue Ltd about 4,947 cattle, grown in Hyogo Prefecture, are taken to local and foreign markets yearly. Photo credit: Buddhika Weerasinghe / Getty Images.

Plantation of Palm Trees for Palm Oil Production on January 13, 2017 in Villavicencio, Colombia. Photo credit: Michael Gottschalk / Photothek / Getty Images.

Indian villagers take part in a community fishing event during the Bhogali Bihu celebrations at Goroimari Lake in Panbari, some 50 kms from Guwahati, on January 13, 2017. Bhogali Bihu is a harvest festival celebrated in India's northeastern Assam state. Photo credit: AFP / Biju BORO / Getty Images.

Former Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov and Kaliningrad Region Acting Governor Anton Alikhanov (L-R front) at Luzhkov's farm in the Ozyorsk District. Photo credit: Vitaly Nevar / TASS / Getty Images.

Farming oyster mushrooms at former Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov's farm in the Ozyorsk District. Photo credit: Vitaly Nevar / TASS / Getty Images.

The National Western Stock Show complex in Denver, Colorado is a bustle of both outdoor and indoor activity on January 8, 2017. Established in 1911, the National Western Stock Show is the premier livestock, rodeo, and horse show in the United States. Photo credit: AFP / Jason Connolly / Getty Images.

Mak Sobin (2nd L) prepares dried river shells before leaving to sell them from his cart in Phnom Penh on January 14, 2017. Mak Sobin, 25, who has been selling dried river shells as a snack for seven years, started wearing the opera costume 1.5 months ago as an attempt to attract more customers. He sells the dried river shells for 2500 Riels ($0.625) per serving. Photo credit: AFP / TANG CHHIN Sothy / Getty Images.

Indian farmers feed tomatoes to livestcok at Medha village in Kadi, some 40kms from Ahmedabad on January 11, 2017. Farmers in the area are reporting a drop in prices following the start of a demonetisation scheme launched in November 2016, curtailing cash withdrawals and the use of 500 and 1,000 INR currency notes. Photo credit: AFP / SAM PANTHAKY / Getty Images.

An Afghan corn vendor waits for the customers at his roadside stall on the outskirts of Kabul on January 7, 2017. Photo credit: AFP / WAKIL KOHSAR / Getty Images.

A truck loaded with carcasses of ducks arrives at the Atemax rendering plant on January 9, 2017 in Agen. Authorities in southwest France began a cull of hundreds of thousands of ducks on January 5 as the government scrambles to contain an outbreak of a virulent strain of bird flu sweeping Europe. The farm birds in France's foie gras heartland are to be slaughtered to stem the spread of the highly pathogenic H5N8 virus. Photo credit: MEHDI FEDOUACH / AFP / Getty Images.

Bangladeshi farmers plant paddy seedlings in field at Birulia, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Rice is the main food of Bangladeshi people and nearly 50% of Bangladeshi rural people involved with rice cultivation. Rice cultivation sector contributes more then one half of the agricultural GDP. Photo credit: Corbis News / Sk Hasan Ali / Getty Images.

A farmer sprays pesticide on a potato crop on January 11, 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo credit: Corbis News / Mohammad Asad / Getty Images.

Ribbonfish are being dried under the sun at dry fish yard at Nazirartek in Coxs Bazar, Chittagong on January 7, 2017. Naziratek on the beach at the confluence of the Bay of Bengal in Cox's Bazar has become the biggest Dried Fish Yard of Bangladesh in last one decade. About 30,000 labours work at the yard during the production season. They produce around 60,00000 tonnes of dried fish worth crores every season. Different species of fish are being processed in the Yard. Chhuri, Laitta, Faisshya, Rupchanda, Matia, Poa, Chingri, Lakkhya, Kamila, Korati, Rupsha and Surma are the most common dried fish. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

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