"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.
Lester Brown is interviewed by Foreign Policy's Christina Larson in "Grain Pains." For more information regarding the heat wave in Russia and its effect on grain prices, see our release "Rising Temperatures Raise Food Prices - Heat, Drought, and a Failed Harvest in Russia." Posted August 26, 2010.