Did you know: For the first time in 2008 the world’s city dwellers outnumbered those in the countryside. The share of urbanites is projected to continue increasing, so that by 2030 some 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. For more information view the text and data in Chapter 6 of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
Today the temptation for exporting countries to restrict exports in order to dampen domestic food price rises is greater than ever. Check out Lester Brown's piece in its entirety, based on his new book Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity, in the January/February issue of Utne Reader.