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Bug Breeders Are Cultivating Waste-Guzzling Flies to Gobble Up America’s Trash

The tiny insects could simultaneously tackle three of the biggest environmental issues in the United States

Photos: Colleen Stinchcombe; Guillaume Souvant/Getty Images

Parked under an awning of trees in Camas, Washington, Doug Knippel’s converted semitruck trailer smells like strong, sour beer. It’s the scent of…




Future Human is a science publication from Medium about the survival of our species. It is run by the OneZero editorial team, which also publishes stories about major forces in technology through its namesake publication and stories about gadgets on Debugger.

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Colleen Stinchcombe

Colleen Stinchcombe

Journalist covering the environment, health, and outdoor recreation. colleenstinchcombe.com

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