We waste approximately one-third of the food produced for human consumption every year — that’s roughly 1.43 billion tons — which is bad for our environment and our economy.
As China’s cities grow, they’re having trouble fitting all the food waste into landfills. The cockroach-feeding plant address this issue by simply feeding some of the food waste produced by its population of seven million through tubes that lead to cells full of cockroaches.
These cockroaches aren’t just helping address the food waste problem, either. They’re also helping address a food problem — for animals, anyways. After they die, the waste-gobbling roaches become food for livestock.