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Balancing Act
Photograph by Bob Sacha

A flat tire slows the transport of a bok choy tower through the streets of Kunming in Yunnan Province. Such vegetables—eaten with rice and fish—have traditionally formed the bulk of the Chinese diet. But more demand for meat from people with rising incomes, particularly in urban areas, has resulted in increased livestock farming and livestock feed production. Runoff of untreated livestock waste adds to pollution in rivers and lakes. Medical researchers are concerned that eating more meat will result in an increase in heart disease and stroke.

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Camera: Canon A2
Film Type: Ektachrome
Lens: 85mm f1.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: Midday
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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