Story excerpt provided by Dayton City Paper.
Written by Kevin J. Gray.
Today, there are more than 7.2 billion people on Earth. In the next 30 to 40 years, scientists predict that number will top 9.6 billion. Unless we start working toward more sustainable solutions today, those additional 2.4 billion people will create massive drains on resources such as fuel, food and fibers.
One Yellow Springs engineering firm is answering the call for a solution. EnviroFlight is providing innovative solutions using a most ordinary of raw materials – bugs. EnviroFlight has been harnessing the power of black soldier flies to solve two problems at once: processing excess food waste and creating meal for livestock.
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Originally published Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
Watch the PBS video on EnviroFlight, “Let Them Eat Flies“ – pretty wild!