If you haven't done so already, and if you don't understand the nexus between energy, economy, and ecology. Get your azz over to Chrismartenson.com and watch crash course, all of it. a few hours, but it's life changing. i was aware before watching it. Energy, or the lack of cheap, readily available, abundant supplies of energy is the single greatest issue affectng the economy and food systems. Prepare accordlingly. I will not debate the issue.
Peak Oil - Chris Martenson and Crash Course
I'll "hat tip" to Crash Course. Time well spent. I first saw it about 3 years ago and it changed my world view.