Welcome NPR listeners!
We’re very happy to see information about black soldier flies (BSF) getting out into the mainstream. NPR does a great job of finding interesting and educational topics, and this program is a great example.
Using BSF for processing organic wastes and/or raising insect protein is relatively new to most people, but it’s growing exponentially. BSF larvae are super-fast composters, and they are a valuable feed for backyard chickens, exotic pets, and a wide variety of livestock. This site has good basic information about BSF, but if you want to get into some geeky detail, I recommend a visit to our forum. Enjoy!