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.
Geoffrey Lean's article 'One poor harvest away from chaos' in the The Telegraph cites Lester Brown: "the world is only one poor harvest away from chaos. We are so close to the edge that politically destabilising food prices could come at any time." Posted January 12, 2011.