Food was scarce to the colonists due to the limited carrying capacity in the ship when sailing. They had to be presice on what food they could bring that would last their 4 month journey to the new country and many monthes after their arrival
The most average man in the world is preserved. When he awakens, he is the smartest man in the world. He is trying to solve the world's crop problem that has developed because of using a sports drink to water the crops. He must convince the populace that crops need water.