Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae are the most environmentally friendly chicken treat that we can think of.
Why are Black Soldier Fly Larvae good for the environment?
- They eat recycled food waste
- They keep food waste out of landfill
- They prevent greenhouse gas production
- They create compost
- Dine a Chook Black Soldier Fly Larvae are produced in Australia
Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) eat decomposing organic matter. This is why they are common in backyard composts, where they help scraps break down more quickly.
Commercially produced BSFL also consume food waste. Most of this pre-consumer food waste comes from factories that process fruits and vegetables, or from breweries.
Pre-consumer food waste often goes to landfill, which uses land, pollutes the environment, and creates greenhouse gases. Rather than creating more rubbish, Black Solider Fly Larvae reuse waste that would otherwise go to landfill, turning it into protein for animal feed and compost for farms and gardens.
Black Solider Fly Larvae are so efficient at processing waste and such a good source of protein, that Forbes magazine has labelled them the “superstars of sustainable aquaculture.” The Washington Post also sees the potential of BSFL as an environmentally friendly solution to green-waste disposal.
Dine a Chook Black Soldier Fly Larvae are produced in Australia, so they have a low carbon footprint. Their vegetarian diet is 100 % trackable, single origin, pre-consumer food waste. This prevents landfill and greenhouse gas production.
Black Soldier Fly Larvae are a natural and environmentally friendly source of protein for chickens.
You, and your chickens, can be guilt-free with BSFL, an Australian-made chicken treat raised on recycled vegetable waste.
Want to know more about Black Soldier Fly Larvae? Check out our other blog articles:
- Find out how to feed BSFL to chickens, native animals and pets
- Find out how to rehydrate BSFL
- Why do we recommend BSFL and why are they good for chickens?
- What are Black Soldier Fly Larvae?
Happy chicken keeping!
Rachael at Dine a Chook Australia