Minecraft already has many different food sources. But there are not many plants as there are only 9 plant food sources, but I think there could be more I know they just added Cave Vines witch grow the Glow Berries but still. Maybe adding more criteria because right now I can grow anything in a dark cave in real-life plants that need sunlight. So I think that a Farming Update is required
I think we could use more plant items that not only provide a food source but provide other benefits too
having bamboo was a great addition to the game because it means we can make scaffolding very cheaply which is helpful for large builds that would be otherwise too dangerous or time consuming to build without these, in addition to nice table-like items for our homes.
more practical uses are required to justify the addition of newer plants
it would be nice if we could grow cornfields, but what for? there must be other benefits to it other than providing players something they already have.
Perhaps if we made scarecrows in cornfields it would prevent mob spawns, not just hostile mobs but passive ones too, preventing crop fields from being ruined.
and corn and wheat could be the crafting recipe for making scarecrow, but they only work in crop fields, everywhere else they have no affect on mob spawns, which means players can't just expect to spawn proof everything with scarecrows and must meet the requirements to benefit from scarecrows.