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 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.