6 Billion cockroaches breed for medical purposes every year in a farm
What would you do when you spot cockroaches all around your bedroom? What we see as a pest is considered as a treasure to the people in China. Seen as a medical solution, cockroaches are bred all around farms in China.
One particular indoor farm breeds 6 billion adult cockroaches every year that will be used as an ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine. Once fully grown, these cockroaches are crushed using a machine. This medicine which is entirely made out of cockroaches is being sold to more than 4000 hospitals in China and have cured more than 40 million patients.
Despite the benefit of it, there is a fear that if the cockroaches were ever to be released into the wild by an accident or natural disaster, it would be a “catastrophe”. Another fear would be that these cockroaches might grow and evolve into “super roaches”, which is much larger and more capable of breeding even faster than the usual ones.
Although this medicine is showing effectiveness, many people do not know the ingredient used in it as the ingredient is listed as Periplata Americana, the Latin name for the common cockroach.
You may be interested
26 years old man jumped onto carShirree - May 7, 2018
A 26 years old man was charged with committing a rash act after he jumped onto the bonnet of a…
Man taking up skirt video at Bishan MRT caught red-handedShirree - May 4, 2018
A passerby witnessed the whole incident as a man took out his phone and had it in video recording mode as…
19-year-old NSF who died from heat stroke was laughed by sergeantsadmin - May 1, 2018
Family members of 19-year-old Dave Lee are demanding that the authorities give the public a full explanation of what happened to Lee,…