AgriProtein breeds black soldier flies to create maggots, which it uses to make protein meal and oil that can be fed to animals. (agriprotein.com) The company behind the world’s first industrial-scale maggot farm based on organic waste plans to kick off its international expansion with a plant in California […]
Richard Branson plucks a dried grasshopper from a jar, takes a bite, and pronounces the insect surprisingly tasty before slurping down a vegan yoghurt and offering to trial the concoction on Virgin Atlantic Airways flights. “I enjoy every minute of my life and the variety of what we do”: […]
© Anja Malawi-Brandon (Stanford) – Yellow mealworms eating Styrofoam and excreting it. A new study has found the worms excrete plastic and its toxic additives with no residue in their bodies. The humble mealworm might be able to help with our plastic problem. These tiny insects are commonly raised […]
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Three boys sat rapt in their theater seats beaming at a selection of snacks. The reason for the excitement wasn’t butter popcorn or Red Vines. Orrin Noon, 10, Arlo Davis, 11 and Axel Boily, 10, had just received samples of seasoned chapulines — Mexican grasshoppers […]
This is a modal window. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again It might seem improbable now, but in a few years this may have become a reality. Nearly a third of Britons believe we will be eating insects by 2029 and Great British Bake […]
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Bug-based beauty: Singaporean biotech firm enlists soldier flies for more sustainable and purer chitosan
Singapore biotech start-up Insectta is rearing black soldier flies on its urban farm to produce a more sustainable and purer chitosan for the cosmetics industry.