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Billions of cockroaches are being farmed in China to tackle food waste

Children of cockroach farm owner Li Bingcai eat fried cockroaches at his farm in a village in Changning county, China Image: REUTERS/Thomas Suen

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Cockroaches fed with kitchen waste are seen in a cell at a waste processing facility of Shandong Qiaobin Agriculture Technology on the outskirts of Jinan, Shandong province, China October 17, 2018. Picture taken October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Suen - RC1B134B33F0
Cockroaches fed with kitchen waste are seen in a cell at a waste processing facility of Shandong Qiaobin Agriculture Technology on the outskirts of Jinan, Shandong province, China Image: REUTERS/Thomas Suen
Workers sort kitchen waste to feed cockroaches at a waste processing facility of Shandong Qiaobin Agriculture Technology on the outskirts of Jinan, Shandong province, China October 17, 2018. Picture taken October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Suen
Workers sort kitchen waste to feed cockroaches at a waste processing facility of Shandong Qiaobin Agriculture Technology on the outskirts of Jinan, Shandong province, China Image: REUTERS/Thomas Suen
A staff member shows cockroaches in shelves to the camera at a farm operated by pharmaceutical company Gooddoctor in Xichang, Sichuan province, China August 10, 2018. Picture taken August 10, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Suen     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A staff member shows cockroaches in shelves to the camera at a farm operated by pharmaceutical company Gooddoctor in Xichang, Sichuan province, China Image: REUTERS/Thomas Suen

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