Did you know? A bicycle is a marvel of engineering efficiency, one where an investment in 22 pounds of metal and rubber boosts the efficiency of an individual mobility by a factor of three. On my bike I estimate that I get easily 7 miles per potato. For more information view the text and data in Chapter 6 of 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.