"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.
John Vidal's article on Guardian.co.uk website centering around the latest data highlight, titled "One Quarter of US Grain Crops Fed to Cars - Not People, New Figures Show." Also, check out the Data blog posting of EPI's data. Posted January 22, 2010.