New nutritional sources for a growing population and eco-sustainable valorisation of organic waste intended for landfills: two major challenges for research and only one hero, the soldier fly Hermetia illucens. Its larvae can grow on any organic matter, including food waste with a 70% reduction of substrate, and are characterized by valuable nutritional profiles encouraging research for their use as animal feed as well as for biodiesel and pharmacological active molecules productions within a circular economy and sustainable consumption of resources (SDG 12). But that’s not all, the residue from the bioconversion process is an excellent biocompost for agriculture.
The soldier fly in the battle for addressing global challenges
Sep 28, 2022 | Future, News, Università degli Studi di Messina