Web Desk: Chinese farms are rearing cockroaches because according to them, three billion cockroaches are eating 15 tones of kitchen waste each day to solve the long-time environment issue of discarded food.
According to President of Shandong Insect Industry Association, Liu Yusheng, cockroaches can also cure stomach disease, oral and peptic ulcers, skin burns and wounds and even prevent stomach cancer.
In the Southwestern city of Xichang in Sichauan province, a two storye building breeding six million cockroaches to be used in ulcer curing drugs. A centralized system keeps temperatures at 28 and 33 degree Celsius and manage the conditions like humidity, air flow, cleanliness and pressure.
Chairman of Gooddoctor Pharmaceutical Group, Geng Funeng, says, ‘Waste composting by cockroaches is environmentally superior to traditional methods such as burying and burning, it is argued because it does not create groundwater pollution, greenhouse gas or frustration among residents neighbouring landfill sites.’