CAMBRIDGE PLANT SCIENCES 14/6/2019

"One-third of all food grown goes to waste, with wastage being split between growers, packers, supermarkets and homes. What can be done to help generate some value from all this waste? That is the question that is being tackled by Alison Smith's Lab, working in partnership with researchers from the University of Ghana, NIAB and AgriGrub on a GCRF IAA Pump-Prime funded project. Last week the Ghanaian partners were in the UK, and Joanna Wolstenholme joined them as they toured two AD power plants and AgriGrub’s insect farm."

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BBC FARMERS TODAY 14/6/2019

Joe and George went over to BBC Farming today to talk about how we can use frass to replace harmful pesticides. Many thanks to Anita Hill and the rest of the team at BBC Radio 4.

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FRESH PRODUCE JOURNAL 14/5/2019

"AgriGrub feeds waste vegetables and fruit to the larvae of Black Soldier Flies and when they are an optimum size they sell the larvae - branded as Calci Worms - to pet food distributors and retailers as a form of live feed for the reptiles. Their virtuous by-product is called frass, and is a sustainable source of nutrients for plants, and a novel bio-repellent for crop protection."

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