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In tropical countries, organic waste can be turned into compost quicker by using maggots

The black soldier fly is a veritable eating machine – at least in its larval stage. Despite its rather martial name, it's not an insect that would ever do anyone any harm. Its larvae feed on rotting organic material such as food scraps or dung. "They can reduce most of just about any type of organic waste in a short space of time", says Noah Adamtey from the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Frick.
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