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.
Food is the New Oil, Land is the New Gold. Read the blogpost in Urban Times on Lester's latest interview published in Handshake, the IFC's quarterly journal on public-private partnerships. Lester discusses how food security has become one of the most pressing issues of our time and what's being done to assure that supply will meet the food needs of a growing world population for decades to come.