"Eliminating water shortages depends on a global attempt to raise water productivity similar to the effort launched a half-century ago to raise land productivity, an initiative that has nearly tripled the world grain yield per hectare." –Lester R. Brown, World Facing Huge New Challenge on Food Front in Plan B 3.0: 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.