Here is a video about a groundbreaking effort to manufacture insect pheromones needed for eco-friendly pest controls through biosynthesis, such as by “brewing” pheromones with genetically modified yeast. Compared to traditional chemical synthesis processes, putting microscopic yeast “cell factories” to work will slash costs and reduce waste. This video was posted on YouTube by Denmark based Olefine project. ISCA Global is a partner in this important project.
Naturally occurring pheromones control targeted agriculture and disease vector insect pests by manipulating their behavior, such as by preventing them from mating. Pheromones do not harm non-targetted species and are not prone to resistance.