by Tracie McMillan
For the past two summers, I had the privilege to be on assignment in China exploring the changes being wrought on that country’s food system,and the costs of benefits of those changes. Even better, the photographer on the piece is the inimitable George Steinmetz. Keep an eye out for both our work in February 2018.
Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz @feedtheplanet Much of China’s fertile land is difficult to cultivate or mechanize, like these terraces on the Loess Plateau in Ningxia Province. The terraces were cut by bull dozer, but most of the farming is still done by hand on small family run plots, which are typical in China where the government owns all the land. The wheat is golden in this aerial photo, and the ripening corn is green. #onassignment for @natgeo