Insect Farming Byproducts are Piling Up. They Could be Fertilizer in a Circular Agricultural System.

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  • Insect protein from crickets and mealworms can help sustainably feed livestock as they are fast-growing and resource efficient.
  • Researchers say that the insect’s exoskeletons can nourish plants through a serious of interactions with microorganisms.
  • By adding insect waste into farmland soil it could limit the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

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