argylesock says… Here’s a blog post about raising the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) for food, medicine and livestock feed.
Feeding the population of the future will require more food than is currently produced on earth, especially new protein sources. Thoughts turn to insects (or “Micro-livestock“) as food. Insects can be a good protein source for traditional livestock and many are edible by humans. Many of the world cultures already utilize some insects in their diet. These cultures are leading the development of micro-livestock for human consumption; Western cultures that use little to no insects in the diet are behind.
Barbara Demick has an article in the LA Times about cockroach farming in China. The preferred species is the American Cockroach, Periplaneta americana. Cockroaches can be fed table scraps or other plant material that humans and livestock do not eat. Millions of cockroaches can be reared in a relatively small space. Cockroaches are harvested by dropping them in boiling water and drying them.
How are they used?…
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