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Fly farm's hungry maggots are fertiliser producers and food rolled into one

With help from the humble black soldier fly, S'pore's first insect farm can turn tonnes of food waste into fertiliser

There is actually a lot more buzz in this modest sheltered spot in a quiet corner of Margaret Drive than first meets the eye.

The area - around the size of a badminton court - houses rows of trays bearing what looks like mealworms to be used as food at a giant pet shop. Insects resembling houseflies swarm around in a small chamber with a protective netting.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 02, 2018, with the headline 'Fly farm '. Print Edition | Subscribe