Coming into the holidays means busy schedules, family gatherings, and
big meals. That also means food waste. This article discusses one
entrepreneur's innovative solution to food waste: maggots. The
start-up, Mad Agriculture, raises black fly larvae on food waste. The
larvae are then harvested for chicken or fish feed. Protein is a
critical component in animal and often comes from soil beans or fish
meal - each of which has a whole other host of sustainability issues.
Growing protein off food waste is a much more environmentally
sustainable solution. Insect larvae could also be used as a food for
human, and is fairly commonplace around the world. Who knows? Maybe
next year we'll sit down to a nice maggot loaf raised on Thanksgiving's
food waste (although we'd have to think of a better name).
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,
For These Entrepreneurs, Cutting Food Waste Starts In A Maggot Bucket
NPR - The Salt
December 13, 2016