"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
Lester Brown is interviewed by Foreign Policy's Christina Larson in "Grain Pains." For more information regarding the heat wave in Russia and its effect on grain prices, see our release "Rising Temperatures Raise Food Prices - Heat, Drought, and a Failed Harvest in Russia." Posted August 26, 2010.