Could This Insect That Feeds On Decomposing Food Waste Be The Future Of Food?

The Black Solider Fly has fascinated me for some time now. My initial attraction to the fly was


because the larvae would decompose my organic kitchen waste to provide me with fluffy black


compost within a few weeks, ready to be used in the garden. Now, the very same insect has


been identified as a nutrient dense source of food and feed, for humans and animals alike. In


this journal entry, I reflect on the conversation I had with Bangalore's only commercial BSF


farmer and the potential of this insect as a future food.



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