Scientists have investigated a genetically modified (GM)cotton grown in China that generates a built-in insecticide of its own against pests.
The Philippine based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) was instrumental in the launching of the 1970s ‘Green Revolution’ which helped millions of Asians achieve self sufficiency in rice, Asia’s staple crop.
Due to climate change and attacking beetles western forests in North America where the pine trees populate may disappear in the coming decades, according to a study by US and Canadian researchers.
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.