In the last few years, research on organic agricultural ecosystems, or integrated pest management, has grown. Some key findings and refined techniques are being used by organic growers.
Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) eggplant or bt talong in Philippine dialect was genetically redesigned to be resistant to the fruit and shoot borer larva that affects crop yielding from 50-70 percent.
In a country hit by a string of food safety scandals, the interest of Chinese farmers to go organic farming is going like wildfire. Ji Yunliang who earned a doctorate in chemistry from Beijing University has run a small organic farm of his own.
New Studies from the US and Europe confirmed that organic farming can help mitigate global warming.