FOOD


Egypt

Stung by soaring food prices, angry Egyptians throng a kiosk selling government-subsidiz ed bread near the Great Pyramid at Giza.



Brazil

A mountain of soybeans rises in the hold of a cargo ship bound for China, where they will be crushed for cooking oil and animal feed.



India

Workers in India's fertile Punjab pull an overstuffed load of rice stalks to a farm where they will be used as animal feed.




Bangladesh

A woman sweeps a harvested rice field, gleaning leftover grains to feed her family.



Bangladesh

Steam rises from rice being processed at a small mill in Rangpur, in northern Bangladesh.



Ethiopia

The sorghum porridge at this refugee camp lacks the protein and fat needed for an Afari mother to produce enough milk to breast-feed her malnourished son.



Philippines

Continuing a 2,000-year-old tradition, women harvest rice by hand on the Banaue terraces in the Philippines.



Philippines

Skilled fingers separate good seed from bad at the International Rice Research Institute in Los Baños.



Philippines

Small portions of rice and boiled beef are all the dinner Marylyn Tolentino and her family of seven can afford in their village home near Manila.



Bangladesh

One of the world's billion people who survive on less than a dollar a day,

Mahabbat Ali Sheikh buys rice for his family at the Shaghata bazaar, in northern Bangladesh.

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