Q&A: Which type of waste is best to use? / What is the ideal food for the BSF?

This question can’t be answered with just naming some ingredients. Growers around the world all use different waste streams. And it’s not that one is outperforming the other. The selection of waste streams for your black soldier fly farm depends on a number of items.

  • Location
  • Availability
  • Your own network / experience
  • Price

But also, what is your goal? Are you trying to achieve the highest amount of protein? Or are you trying to process as much as possible waste as possible?

Looking at the practical examples what growers are using in the world it shows why this question doesn’t have just one straight answer. At the same time, it proves the potential of BSF farming as an ideal way to reduce waste streams.

Examples of feed / waste being used are:

  • Food
  • Fruit
  • Vegetable
  • Manure
  • Palm oil cake
  • Fish production leftovers
  • Spent brewery grain
  • Dairy
  • Etc. (many many more)

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