For many, cockroaches are a nightmare. But for Chinese people, cockroaches are now a good source of materials suitable for many purposes such as food, medicine, milk, masks, etc. That’s why in Tu province Trans-China, a few years ago, a cockroach farm with modern artificial intelligence (AI) technology was built.
Cockroaches and benefits are not known
Although the habit of living unsanitary and shaping many people fear, but in recent years, people have discovered more and more benefits of cockroaches.
Most people when thinking about milk only think of cow’s milk, goat’s milk, etc., but science proves that ordinary milk is inferior to cockroach milk in terms of nutrition. Of course, not all cockroaches have milk, more specifically the type of cockroach that is selected for separation of milk is the Pacific hard cockroach.
This cockroach spawns rather than lay eggs as regular cockroaches. As the embryo develops, the mother’s cockroach body will begin to produce pale yellow crystalline fluids. This is cockroach milk with a nutritional content 3 times higher than cow’s milk and safe for people with a cow’s milk allergy or lactose intolerance.
However, the process of processing this type of milk is not humane. Because milk is collected when the live cockroach is around the 40th day. They will be killed and then crushed, accompanied by some extraction techniques, condensed milk crystals. To obtain 250ml of milk, thousands of cockroaches need to be killed. Therefore, this type of milk does not receive much response.
In addition to processing milk, people can also process cockroaches into fried cockroaches, cockroaches sushi, …
The beauty aspect of cockroaches is also mentioned a lot. The formula used by many women is to use cockroach skin after peeling and drying, then putting it into the blender. Then, mix this flour with a spoon of wine, heat for 2-3 hours before adding to the red clay and then apply your face. Or simply catch a cockroach house, beat it to death and grind it, mix with cream to cover your face.
People who use this type of cosmetic claim that it helps to cleanse the skin and pores, smoothing the skin.
The world’s largest cockroach farm in China
This farm feeds about 6 billion adult cockroaches each year with an AI system that manages about 80 different types of data on size, temperature, … This is the first closed cockroach farm in the world.
When the cockroaches in the camp reach the desired size and weight will be crushed into medicine to treat stomach pain and some other diseases.
The drug has a tea-like color, a ‘slightly sweet’ taste and a slightly fishy smell. More than 40 million patients have suffered from respiratory, stomach and other illnesses after being prescribed this drug. As of 2018, the cockroach farm in Sichuan has supplied medicine to more than 4,000 hospitals across the country.