Black soldier fly farm creates biomaterials for pharmaceutical, medtech industries

Black soldier fly larvae at Insectta on Dec 5, 2020. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Black soldier flies - with their innate ability to turn discarded food into nutrients for plants and animals - have found a central role in Singapore's transition towards a zero-waste nation.

While numerous black soldier fly farms have been popping up around the island, one farm has been taking its food waste valorisation initiatives up a notch, by creating biomaterials for use in the medtech, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

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