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Are maggots the answer to our food waste problem?

Could the humble maggot be the secret to ecological waste disposal, conveniently eating our food waste before becoming food for other animals as part of a green food chain? It is a practice being developed in China, with some scientists in Europe are also keen to take it up. Rebecca Kesby spoke to Tarique Arsiwalla, chair of the International Platform of Insects for Food to find out more.

(Picture: Maggots Credit: Science Photo Library)

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