‘Closed loop’ urban farm in Singapore tackles food waste with insects

by Wendy Wong

The black soldier fly’s larvae feed on food waste, turning it into nutrient-rich fertilizer. [Photo: Wendy Wong]

Citizen Farm in Queenstown has been using the black soldier fly to help grow its vegetables, as food for its fish and to help tackle food waste – the first in Singapore to incorporate these insects as part of farming practice.

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