Caught a show from Hong Kong over the weekend and was amazed at this specialty chicken farm in Guangzhou, southern China, near Panyue, where the hosts commented that the farm did not stink at all. The secret? Apparently the chickens are fed a special mix of Chinese herbs, including Reishi, Angelica, and Eucommia plus ten other herbs. As a result the excrement does not stink like traditional grains/feed, and as the herbs are beneficial to the human body, it passes along to those who consume (e.g. soups or poached chicken dishes). For those who can read Chinese, search for 靈芝雞 online.
In Taiwan, certain fruit farms have been using cow milk as substitute for fertilizer with pretty amazing results..... I'm reading success stories with peach, guava, strawberries. Naturally, prices are higher but there is sufficient demand to the point where this practice pretty much is a "money tree" for many fruit farmers doing this. Apparently China is catching on to this as well.
What are other countries out there doing something that's not widely known outside and non traditional, but are producing some really cool results (ie a more delicious product)?