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Wednesday September 30, 2015

Mealworms Can Convert Styrofoam Into Usable Soil

I want to know what these researchers were doing when they figured this out. eek!

A team from Stanford and China's Beihang University found that the beetle larvae stay perfectly healthy eating just Styrofoam, which is normally considered non-biodegradable. Better still, the worms convert the plastic to CO2 and waste that's safe to use as soil for crops. The scientists were as surprised by the discovery as you might be.