Black soldier fly larvae ‘could help solve the world’s food waste problem’

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Black soldier fly larvae could help to create sustainable animal feed and solve the world’s food waste problem. Each year humans waste more than one billion tons of food, and many countries are running out of options for disposing of this waste. Black soldier fly larvae help break down organic material, from rotten produce to animal remains and manure, but when feeding tightly packed in container bins, they generate metabolic heat that collectively can turn lethal for them. Daniel Goldman, Dunn Family Professor in the School of Physics, and David Hu, professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering with a joint appointment in the School of Biological Sciences, are part of a Georgia Tech research team that found delivering the right amount of airflow could help solve the overheating issue. (This study was also covered in ScienceDaily, Our Georgia News, Verve Times, Spot On Georgia, Canadian Food Sinc, and Hollywood Movies.)

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  • Created On: Dec 15, 2021 - 1:36pm
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