Bats are nature’s pest control agents

Insect-eating bats can eat insects equivalent to their own body weight in one night. They are certainly worth conserving, as they provide farmers with a free resource worth millions of dollars, season after season. Californian farmers lead the way when it comes to farming with bats. They have long recognised…

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Million dollar fly farm deal to increase common use of insect protein

A deal between South African company AgriProtein and international engineering group Christof Industries will see the building of 200 fly farms by 2027. The US$10 million deal is described as a step in the right direction for sustainable farming and the global use of insects for feed. The partnership intends…

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Harvesting insects for food

“Insects, like fly larvae, are also cost effective and produce a sustainable, high value product with no disadvantages en risks that we could identify so far." Although a great deal of money has been spent on getting rid of insects, they have been used as food for thousands of years.…

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