Billions of Cockroaches Used to Compost Food in China

December 11, 2018

We usually think of them as unwanted household pests, but one billion cockroaches are crawling all over a Chinese composting facility on purpose. The critters are fed thousands of pounds of kitchen waste every day, the same weight as seven adult elephants. Company owners say cockroaches are a good source of protein for livestock, including pigs, and for humans who can stomach them.