I just noticed today an interesting post on the question of the resilience of the food system, and the comments involved a discussion between Toby Hemenway and the author. Basically the article looked at one of Hemenway's posts on the food system's resilience (and whether it could feed the world I guess) and wasn't so sure. I think they both came to a general agreement that it's hard to know whether the food system is actually resilient or not, but that it might be. Anyway, this was it:
How resilient is the food system?
I'm new here so I don't know whether this post will work.