"Attention has focused on oil insecurity, and rightly so, but it is not the same as food insecurity. An empty gas tank is one thing, an empty stomach another. And while there are substitutes for oil, there are none for food." –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.