Today I thought I would post random pictures from the Living With The Land ride in Epcot. If you have never ridden this ride you should probably be told a little about the ride. This is actually a very special attraction because this ride is all about how science is improving how man can survive in arid places and also how we can live with the land instead of abusing it. They are actually working on new technologies to cultivate food in places it could never be grown before in ways never tried before. Imagine tomatoes growing on trees, or five pound lemons.
One of my favorite plants is the cacao plants. If you are not a a chocoholic you may not recognize this as the plant from which the rich dark elixir of sweetness is derived. To see them in the natural state before processing you will actually find them rather ugly and have to wonder what made someone actually look at these things and say, "I can make something delicious from that!".
But the ride isn't just about the plants. It is also about the livestock. We are talking fish, freshwater shrimp, and alligators. This area is very large, but is mainly to show how farming of food sources can take place for livestock as well as plants. Here you can see the sturgeon in their tank. Sadly , as you can see, they are pretty scrawny.
|Smile for the camera!|
Some of the fish really got into the photo session as you can see from the photo to the right.