Food and Agricultural Images This Week January 4, 2015


Syrian refugee women fled their homes due to the civil war in their country make phyllo dough in their tent where they live under harsh living conditions after rain during the winter in Manavgat district of Turkey’s Antalya where the refugees arrived to find work on December 26, 2014. Photo by Fatih Hepokur/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.



Palestinians work in a strawberry field in Beit Lahia. Palestinian farmers have started strawberry harvest, one of the few crops that Israel, who launches land, air, and sea blockade on the Gaza Strip since 2007, allows to be exported from the Gaza Strip to the European market. Strawberry growers report that this year’s crop fertility dropped dramatically as a result of 51 days of Israeli bombing which delayed planting of the seeds. Photo by Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.



Red king crabs are displayed for sale at a seafood store in the Ameya Yokocho shopping district of Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. Japan’s government approved a 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) fiscal stimulus package on Dec. 27 to boost the economy after April’s sales tax hike caused consumption to slump. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images.



An Iranian vendor wearing a mask to protect himself from pollution sits next to his fruit stand in Tehran on December 30, 2014. Almost 400 people have been hospitalised with heart and respiratory problems caused by heavy air pollution in Tehran, with nearly 1,500 others requiring treatment. Photo credit: BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images.



A woman sells food in a shop which was partially destroyed during fightings between pro-Russian and Ukrainian forces in the village of Marynivka, eastern Ukraine, on December 30, 2014. Relations between Ukraine and Russia have sunk to an historic low as a result of this year’s ouster in Kiev of a Moscow-backed president and the subsequent pro-Kremlin rebellion in the country’s industrial east. Photo credit: VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images.



A member of the Israeli security forces stands guard while Palestinian farmers plough their land as Israeli settlers protest and try to prevent them from cultivating their fields in the northern West Bank village of Jalod, south of Nablus city on December 31, 2014. Photo credit: JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP/Getty Images.



In this photograph taken on December 31, 2014, an Afghan man buys dried fruit at the Mandave main market in downtown Kabul. The Kabul government is expecting income this year of around 1.8 billion USD dollars — less than the value of Afghanistan’s opium crop, which feeds the coffers of the Taliban. Agriculture — not including opium — has boomed to the point where dry fruits have surpassed carpets in the country’s principal exports. Photo credit: WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images.



A picture taken on January 2, 2015 shows a truck in front of the ‘AIM’ slaugterhouse in Antrain, western France. The Commercial Court of Coutances will examine next January 6 AIM’s financial difficulties. The group employes nearly 600 people in its two slaughterhouses of Saint-Cecile and Antrain. Photo credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images.



Locals stand under a tree during an apple howling ceremony at Old Mill Farm on January 3, 2015 in Bolney, England. In this ancient ritual villagers surround the oldest and largest tree in the orchard, evil spirits are driven out and good spirits are encouraged to produce a bountiful apple crop for the following year’s cider drink. Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images.