There is no way we can address a food crisis from the standpoint of only producing more food. It will require an upshift of the entire system, which means reviving the commitment to mankind’s extraterrestrial existence.
Mankind’s work in space has fundamentally altered our relationship to food production here on earth. The transformation of agricultural existence from an earth-based view from the ground, to the view of millions of farms over entire continents marked a major shift in mankind’s power over nature.
We now have the foresight to be prepared for severe weather, monitoring crop disease, pest swarms and even transmitting crucial data directly to farmers for precision farming. All of this is done from our space-based capability which is being shut down by President Obama.