A giant indoor farm in China is breeding 6 billion cockroaches a year. Here’s why

This is truly, TRULY, the most disgusting article I’ve read in a long time.

The world’s largest cockroach farm is breeding 6 billion adult cockroaches a year and using artificial intelligence to manage a colony larger than the world’s human population – all for medicinal use.

It is part of the production process for a “healing potion” consumed by millions of patients in China, according to the government.

There are many cockroach breeding facilities in China, for use as an ingredient in medicine or as a source of protein for livestock feed. But no other facility can match the productivity of the farm in the city of Xichang, in southwestern Sichuan province.

Read more here: A giant indoor farm in China is breeding 6 billion cockroaches a year. Here’s why | South China Morning Post