"The use of paper, perhaps more than any other single product, reflects the throwaway mentality that evolved during the last century. There is an enormous possibility for reducing paper use simply by replacing facial tissues, paper napkins, disposable diapers, and paper shopping bags with reusable cloth alternatives." –Lester R. Brown, Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
Food is the New Oil, Land is the New Gold. Read the blogpost in Urban Times on Lester's latest interview published in Handshake, the IFC's quarterly journal on public-private partnerships. Lester discusses how food security has become one of the most pressing issues of our time and what's being done to assure that supply will meet the food needs of a growing world population for decades to come.