"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 was recently interviewed by John Vidal of the Observer on the topic of food scarcity and his new book Full Planet, Empty Plates. "This situation is not going to go away," said Brown. Check out the full article for more on the new geopolitics of food.