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Mealworms can effectively degrade toxic additives in plastics

One solution to the toxins produced from some forms of plastic could be found with the humble mealworm, according to new research. Mealworms are capable of eating plastic and its toxic by-products.

Food made from mealworms could address world hunger

Is the answer to global hunger and issues of food scarcity consuming insects? If so, can insects be turned into food, through processing, that is recognizable today? One food research group think so.

Mealworms may be the answer to world's plastic waste

Plastics are the bane of our existence. The worldwide consumption of plastics in 2015 is estimated to be 297.5 million tons, making plastics pollution a major problem. But research suggests a little worm may save us from being drowned in this pollutant.

Study says mealworms may be best 'sustainable' protein

Could bugburgers be the wave of the future? Researchers in the Netherlands believe so. According to a new study, the researchers say that mealworms are a more "sustainable" alternative to poultry, pork, beef, and milk.
 

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Meal-worms consume Styrofoam  which could be the answer for biodegrading plastic and Styrofoam produ...
Meal-worms consume Styrofoam, which could be the answer for biodegrading plastic and Styrofoam products.
Yu Yang, Et. Al.
A bowl of mealworms.
A bowl of mealworms.
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