I am originally from Iowa, where support for farmers has always been strong. However, too many government subsidies have been going to farmers who refuse to adjust to new technologies and new advances in food growth. This has led to a new backlash against supporting farmers as taxpayer dollars go towards an industry that is very resistant to change. These new technologies will of course feed the world as humanity will always find a way to evolve and adapt.
New technologies not just around soil and irrigation but in how we develop different plants that resistant to disease are going to help feed the world, and hopefully sooner latter than later. It is important that we keep funding research like that which led to the new farming system in Qatar so we can make sure people have enough to eat.
Yes, new technologies will help eliminate the hunger epidemic running rampant across the planet. It's not even necessary to use genetically modified or otherwise processed food to feed the hungry of the world. The problem is not technology, it is the food industry and all of the money tied into food corporations, industrial farming, and lobbyists.
New technology will help feed the world. As the world's population continues to grow, new methods of farming will need to develop in order to meet the growing need for food. Advances in farming technology can lead the way to ensuring that the growing Global food demand will always be met.