Cockroach farming booms in China as people use them for medicine and food
Cockroach farming is currently booming in China with people beginning to find the bug something of a delicacy and a cure to certain ailments.
CNN took a visit to a cockroach farm in China and had a talk with the owner who made it known that the cockroaches in the room which smell like ammonia are said to be nearly a million.
According to the breeder, Wong, pharmaceutical companies line up to buy the cockroaches from him.
The cockroaches are used to make pills for cure to stomach, liver and heart ailments.
Wong stated that the breeding of cockroaches is not just business for him. Since the age of 7, he’s been eating and admiring cockroaches.
The video shown by CNN showed Wong pick a cockroach and crunched it in his mouth. He stated that he loves his cockroaches fried and wants to push them as a source of protein.
The CNN presenter who also tasted a fried cockroach stated that it initially tasted like peanut oil, but afterwards it became very much like how one would expect cockroach to taste.
According to Wong, anyone who doesn’t try it would regret the decision forever.