Sean Corrigan points out that the solutions being offered to food shortages will only make the problems worse:

Instead, the policies actually being pursued can only enhance scarcity, while the inability to finance such mechanisms of self-defeat honestly can only lead to a further descent into inflation — an age-old curse poised to undermine prosperity further and to seed the commonwealth with the kind of venomous discontent which is the wellspring of an even more self-destructive politics of fear, anger and hatred.

Feed the world? — Then free the market!

From agricultural subsidies to corn ethanol, government got us in this mess and the answer is not more government intervention.