Flies lead the way to a greener future | Curio

Flies lead the way to a greener future

6 mins | Oct 17, 2020

The shift towards more sustainable sources of protein is hailed as the second agricultural revolution. "With astonishing efficiency, flies convert organic waste into fast-growing, protein-rich larvae, which are happily gobbled up by chickens, fish and pigs. Humans are finally catching up with the trend and are pouring money into the construction of vast insect farms to industrialise this age-old natural process and sell the output to farmers." John Thornhill, from the Financial Times, explains how flies could help us in the fight for a greener planet.

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From Financial Times