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Raising insect super soldiers to combat growing food waste
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In Singapore, a project to utilise black soldier fly larvae to break down food waste is in full swing, with Professor Rudolph Meier, of the Faculty of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the National University of Singapore (NUS), stating that the process of optimising the flies for use in urban locations is a key priority.

The black soldier fly larvae currently consume four times their body weight every day but the scientists have further started to separate the fastest-growing, and thus most ravenous gobblers, to breed as elite forces.

Assistant Professor Nalini Puniamoorthy had earlier said that they would try to optimise the flies’ mating system so that they get “super egg layers, fast growers and efficient recyclers”​.

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Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:12 am
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Fascinating, never thought about domesticating and selectively breeding them. Singapore is probably the best place for them. With the heat and humidity, food goes sour fast, and the many food courts and the markets produce a lot of food waste. And they can use them to feed all the fish farms or send them to Malaysia for chickens. I have seen the fish farms in Singapore and there is certainly a use for them. Thanks for posting!


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