"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.
"Brown presents his compelling arguments in straightforward language, buttressed with numerous facts, statistics and graphs," writes Joseph Chamie, former director of the United Nations Population Division, in his review of Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity.