June 1, 2013
It is hardly the most appetising of prospects, but it could just be the only viable way to satisfy the ever-increasing global demand for meat.
A plan to feed animals with protein-rich maggots which have been reared on cow and pig excrement is currently being trialled by the EU.
Soya beans which are normally used in feed for animals such as chickens, pigs and fish, are in great demand so scientists and farmers have been searching for a cheap and viable alternatives.
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