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Can Maggots Fix Singapore's Food Waste Problem? ... food-waste

The Southeast Asian city-state is rapidly filling up its landfill. Could maggots be the answer to reducing food waste?

Two entrepreneurial farmers are using fly larvae to break down food waste into an organic soil-like matter.

SINGAPORE — It's hard not to miss the giant black flies that flit within the white net enclosures at Insectta, Singapore's first licensed insect farm. The swarm of flies looks like something from the start of the apocalypse, but these flying insects are not here to mark humanity's downfall – in fact, they may be here to save it.

Singapore is experiencing a trash crisis. Some predict the world's second most-densely populated city will run out of room in its landfill by 2035. According to figures from the country's National Environment Agency, while recycling rates for food waste are going up in Singapore, residents still threw away 676,800 metric tons of food in 2017. Only 16 percent of this was recycled – the rest went to the landfill.

Yet there may be a solution, according to a group of urban farmers and scientists in this Southeast Asian city-state, and it's one that has been buzzing under everyone's noses all along.

Living within the jungles of Singapore is the black soldier fly – nature's own waste disposal unit. ...


I Believe The Black Soldier Fly Has The Potential To Be A Beneficial Insect Second Only To Pollinating Bees

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