30 Things That Only Happen In China

Cockroach Farming

24. Cockroach Farming

Cockroaches are pests that haunt many households. They go around spreading diseases like typhoid, cholera; and should be exterminated at the earliest. Strangely, some don’t share the same sentiment in this country.

Cockroach farming is a lucrative business that exists in China. It started as an experiment to deal with food waste and eventually mushrooming into a legitimate industry.

These bugs are highly demanded in the pharmaceutical industry for their alleged medicinal properties, while ground-up cockroaches are used as fodder mix for chickens, pigs, ducks, and goats as they are a rich source of nutrients and proteins.

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