"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.
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.