A breathtaking look at China's paddy fields

In China's epic 7,000 year history of rice farming, all but the last 30 has been what we would call "totally organic." Unfortunately 30 years is enough to derail a very fine and long love affair, with two developments popping up to threaten the stability of rice growing in China: the over use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and the ever ominous shadow of uncontrolled genetic engineering.

Here's a look at the gorgeous terrace paddy fields of China's South, and a culture worth preserving.

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(Unregistered) Suzanna says:

I recognize some of these pictures as being Yuanyang in Yunnan province, but what are the other locations of these photographs?

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