Saturday, 8 December 2012

Fields of gold...‏

China's other yellow river: Worldwide march of rape seed overwhelms the paddy fields

These striking images show huge swathes of land in the country's southern Luoping area covered with the distinctive crop, which has proved to be a popular biofuel.



These striking images show huge swathes of land in the country's southern Luoping area covered with the the rapeseed crop, which has proved to be a popular biofuel



These photographs were taken by German photographer Anne Berlin as she drove through the region on a photo tour



The most famous spot to view the rapeseeds flower is Jinjifeng (Golden Chicken Peak) located a few kilometres outside of town



The landscape is flat. The flatness allows the gentle breeze to move the flowers in mesmerizing sways
 

Oil from the plant is commonly sold as the main ingredient in vegetable oil and used both in the home and in food production



The oil's versatility means that it can also be used in the production of biodiesel, which is favoured by climate change campaigners as an alternative to crude oil



Photographer Anne Berlin said she felt like Alice in Wonderland as she walked through the brightly-coloured crops 

By Phil Vinter

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