"Attention has focused on oil insecurity, and rightly so, but it is not the same as food insecurity. An empty gas tank is one thing, an empty stomach another. And while there are substitutes for oil, there are none for food." –Lester R. Brown, Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
In the article "Extreme Weather Experienced Worldwide," Lester Brown is interviewed by Voice of America's Carolyn Pressutti. Brown says to watch for three key indicators -- the number of hungry people in the world, the price of grain and the number of failing states. Posted August 5, 2010.