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Black Soldier Flies and the War against Food Waste

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Black Soldier Flies and the War against Food Waste

The research team at the Department of Biological Sciences of the National University of Singapore, led by Prof Rudolf Meier (Deputy Head of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum) is waging a war against food waste. Their secret weapon? An army of black soldier fly larvae breaking down anything from a plate of uneaten char kway teow to a half-eaten ikan kuning.

Learn more about the black soldier flies and their potential uses via the following articles and videos

Leftover Food? Feed It to a Fly – Temasek Review 5 March 2018

Using insect army to fight food waste – Straits Times 16 March 2018

How flies and maggots are being bred to eat your food waste and keep Singapore clean – ChannelNewsAsia 25 March 2018

3,000 maggots VS 1 fish burger – Temasek Digital 5 March 2018

Tapestry: The Heart of ASEAN (Ep 5: ASEAN’s Bountiful Harvest) – ChannelNewsAsia 27 March 2018 (From 33 mins mark)