Can't Harvest Food

Just updated to the full version of the game and now I am completely unable to see food items/spoilable items in the inventory. I can harvest them from plants and animals (it shows them adding to my inventory on the side of the screen), but once I open my inventory they are no longer there. It’s completely game breaking and I can’t survive for longer than 20 minutes because I can’t eat. It’s happening to everyone else on my rented server as well, but when I tried to see if it was just the server by logging in to single player, the issue was still there. When I first logged into the game it was fine but two hours later it changed. I have tried restarting the server, restarting my game, reinstalling my game, and everything else I could think of. Basically the game is now impossible to play without cheats.

So I fixed the problem by changing the difficulty to easy but I would like to know if theres an easier solution.