Cockroach farming a booming business in China

 
 

 
Wang Fuming is part entomologist, part farmer and chief admirer.

He said: “Yes, there is a market. Business is very good … Many pharmaceutical factories make products with them.”

Almost all of his roaches are used in traditional Chinese medicine. He claims they can cure what ails you, from the heart to the liver to the lungs.

Ground cockroach has been used to treat wounds and even as an ingredient in toothpaste.

They feed the roaches wheat shavings and vegetables for four months. Then they’re boiled, dried and some are crushed to put into pill form, which is much easier to stomach.

Wang says he makes $160,000 a year from the bugs.

On special occasions, Wang says, they can even be part of dinner.

Source:   CBS News

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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