September 7, 2009
Rice Mill, Bangladesh
Photograph by John Stanmeyer
This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine
Steam rises from rice being processed at a small mill in Rangpur, in northern Bangladesh. Spikes in rice and other food prices in 2007 and 2008 multiplied the ranks of the hungry in this chronically food-insecure country to some 65 million—45 percent of Bangladesh's population.
See more photographs from the June 2009 feature story "The Global Food Crisis."