Could Maggots End World Hunger?



Are that you like me have spent the better part of your sentient life assuming that maggots are gross and a lot of them are due to their intolerable habit of eating rotting flesh and feces but have you considered that maggots might be what saves saves you all of us in the end. Not maggots are created equal of course no one. That's going to save you is not the flesh-eating screw were Maggot of the Florida keys. He's not the larva that Invest Sardinia's infamous end legal delicacy Casa Mars Zoo or mega cheese. There's only one maggot currently known to science that that could possibly save humanity and that's the larva of the black soldier fly and they're still kinda gross thousands of them will feast on a single food source at once creating reading a writhing living fountain of Maggots but sometimes you just have to set aside discussed in the interest of survival. It's arriving Living Fountain of Beneficent Earth Saving Leaving Maggots Common in much of the Western Hemisphere and Australia. You may not have remembered noticing a black soldier fly before the adults are about one inch long around two and a half centimeters and can be mistaken for wasps. Only they're extremely slow and lack a stinger they often issue flight and spend their fourteen days or so of adulthood Mosey around on the ground but what black soldier flies look like as adults hardly matters as they spend very little time in their grown up bodies in fact thus have no mouth parts or digestive organs because once they become flies it's sort of a hit it and quit situation they can meet within a couple of days of hatching and they don't live if more than a week or two after that so it's the larva that have sustainability researchers salivating literally if their plans come to fruition we will all be eating black soldier fly larva which are referred to as BS. NFL in the Biz this is because BS NFL contain about forty three percent protein in addition to who some calcium and amino acids which is astronomical compared to every other plant and animal based food on the planet and they taste like peanuts or Fritos depending on who you ask according to a two thousand thirteen United Nations report insects already made up parts of the diets around two billion people worldwide and as Earth's human population grows meat like beef and chicken will be a protein option for fewer and fewer people it only takes one acre of BS NFL to grow the same amount of protein S. three thousand acres of cattle or one hundred thirty acres of soybeans. The larger themselves can be dried and turned into flour pressed for their oils or roasted and sprinkled over over a salad for a little extra crunch. The Sky's the limit with these little buddies not only that BS F l make great trash processors. They're capable of eating a wide variety of organic waste nearly anything you can throw at them from food scraps and rotting carcasses to poop and toxic algae although they reportedly had a difficult time managing in hair bones and pineapple rhines so farming with them would leave us with a smaller carbon footprint and a whole lot of compost a group of researchers at Texas am and has even figured out how to put. Bs fell to sleep for long periods of time and then wake them up when it's time to put them to work eating waste a few different companies. These are currently trying to make this BS F. L. being happen but can we get over a revulsion in the interest of survival. Keep

Coming up next