Welcome to the Fly Farm

Flies provide an alternative source of protein for seafood and poultry. 

Jason Drew’s farm doesn’t include artisanal arugula or free-range livestock. His South African company, AgriProtein, grows flies. The pests have the same amino acids as more expensive commercial fish meal, making them an attractive protein source for poultry and fish farmers. After the fly eggs hatch, the larvae feast on waste: leftovers from human food production like juice pulp, and slaughterhouse scraps like pork blood. Some of the larvae are then harvested, dried and pressed into...

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