The Globe Post: This humble fly could change food waste forever

It is about time that we see these creatures as less of a nuisance to be avoided, and more of a “super-fly” with the ability to help us solve global food and energy problems at once.

by Josiane Nikiema, Senior Researcher, Environmental Sciences

Farmers and entrepreneurs can feed flies with organic waste, harvest the larvae, and then use or sell their biomass as livestock feed. This can generate new income by creating a feedstock that can replace soy or fishmeal, which have contributed to deforestation and overfishing.

This wonder bug can be farmed almost anywhere in the world, consuming almost anything. It is about time that we see these creatures as less of a nuisance to be avoided, and more of a “super-fly” with the ability to help us solve global food and energy problems at once.

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