South African insect grower expands to California

(11/08/19)

AgriProtein -- the company behind the world’s first industrial-scale maggot farm based on organic waste -- plans to kick off its international expansion with a plant in California next year, reports Bloomberg.

The plant in Jurupa Valley will be followed by operations in the Netherlands and Belgium, and is part of a drive by AgriProtein and a handful of competitors worldwide to tap into demand for high-grade protein for fish and poultry feed, and offer a solution for the unwanted organic waste that cities and farms produce.

The California operation will be modeled on its existing facility in Cape Town, which rears black soldier flies...............................................................


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