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UAE mulls use of black soldier fly to help reduce food waste
https://www.arabianbusiness.com/culture ... food-waste

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UAE could use the black soldier fly in its efforts to make Dubai the first city in the Middle East to achieve zero food waste

The plan was discussed during a visit by Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of State for Future Food Security, to the National University of Singapore.

The visit looked at the applied research to utilize the black soldier fly in treating food waste and discussions were held into its commercial viability and potential application areas in the UAE to reduce food waste and enhance future food security.

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https://www.thenational.ae/uae/science/ ... e-1.761140
Meet the black soldier fly: The new weapon in the war against food waste
The humble insect is being enlisted to help tackle the global epidemic of excessive food waste
Daniel Bardsley August 18, 2018

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Excessive food waste has fast become a global epidemic - but the UAE may have found the answer buzzing right under our noses.

A recent study by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation found that 1.3 billion tonnes of food - roughly one third produced globally - is lost or wasted every year. ...

... This super soldier will be well equipped to wage war on food waste in the UAE.

“The flies that are currently used for recycling have not been 'domesticated',” said Prof Meier, who is part of NUS's Department of Biological Sciences.

“If we compare wild species to their domesticated cousins, we routinely find that the domesticated animals and plants perform much better.

“We expect the same to happen to black soldier flies once they are domesticated. They will be much more efficient at recycling food waste.”

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