I’m not sure it’s really about the number of items requiring one vs. the other, so much as the balance of the amounts required of each for various things. Some of the Food costs for things like feeding Troops are massive. Even if that were the only thing that used Food, you could still spend a ton there.
And as you noted, there are more Farms than Mines, plus more Food production than Iron in the Watchtower, and more Food than Iron in Chests.
Given that I’m currently in an Iron Shortage and Food Surplus, I’m l having the opposite experience of you at the moment.
So I’m curious what’s different in what we’re working on.
I think the most constrained I’ve been on Food in the past was when I was leveling a rainbow of 5*, and when I was catching up on eating a ton of feeder Troops that had piled up from Atlantis Rises — which took me months to have enough Food for.
Do you think there’s something in particular that’s draining your Food consistently?