Newshub18 :Precious like gold,cockroach cultivation can change the fate!
Cultivation of cockroach? Did anyone ever think of such a thing? No one can think of eating Arshola in our country. However, cockroach is currently being cultivated as an alternative food in many countries of the world. The World Bank has also said that arshola cultivation can save the African continent from food crisis. In a report earlier this year, the World Bank said that around 100 to 200 million people around the world, including Africa, eat various insects, including arshola. Insects are a much more sustainable solution than other animal proteins and more nutritious than plant proteins. They also said that arshola and other insects can be farmed much cheaper than livestock or fish farming.
They are satisfied with household or agricultural waste. It is hoped that the food needs of 20 percent of Africa’s population can be met using this innovative method.
Today, all over the world, especially in Africa, South America and Asia, meat producers are turning to arshola and insect farming as alternative sources of protein in order to be more sustainable. People around the world have eaten insects for centuries, and the trend continues today. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations also reports that insects are still part of the traditional diet of at least two hundred people around the world.
However, most of it is collected from forests. However, arshola and insect farming have been going on for the last few decades in some countries.
In Thailand, it is estimated that there are at least 20,000 small to medium-sized beetles and about 5,000 Arshola blacksmiths. Arshola cultivation is so rich in China that Arshola is considered as valuable as gold. Arshola is not only a delicacy in China, it is also widely used in medicine and cosmetics, poultry and fish farming. Large scale arshola farms have up to 6000 crores of arshola
. Arshola fritters with spicy Szechuan sauce are popular on street corners. Also many African countries such as Cambodia, Laos, Congo and Kenya have arshola and insect farms.Eating arshola and other insects is also believed to have great health benefits. Arshola growers in China claim that Arshola has high nutritional value. Besides, it also contains high amount of protein. Arshola farms in China traditionally keep Arshola in wooden boxes. Their health is regularly taken care of. No synthetic food, absolutely balanced food is given. To control the number of arshola, sometimes they boil several arshola in water and make its powder. The dried Arshola carcasses are bought by pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies at high prices. A kilogram of dried Arshola is sold for $180 in the retail market, that is, about Rs 14,400 in Indian currency! It is natural that they would consider Arshola as valuable as gold.
On the other hand, various insect-based food industries, including arshola, jinghi poka, are expanding rapidly in western countries as well. Until a few years ago there were cultural barriers as well as legal barriers in Western countries to eating insects. Marketing of edible insects was not permitted in most western countries. Recently, the European Union has approved the use of insects as animal feed. Insects are approved for use in dog food in the United States.
A few species of insect-based food products are permitted to be marketed in Canada for animal feed as well as for humans. Canada recently established North America’s largest arshola farm for human consumption. There are also a number of insect farms recognized as fodder. Insect farms have also been developed in the Netherlands, France, Illinois, USA. Other western countries are also developing favorable legal frameworks for arshola and insects. The global edible insects market was valued at US$ 40.6 billion in 2018. It is expected to reach 120 crore by 2023