Native to North Carolina, this warm-season, beneficial insect from the order Diptera has one of the widest digestive enzyme profiles, allowing for digestion of virtually all human food waste in one to two days: pre- and post-consumer; cooked, raw or spoiled. These grubs will devour kitchen scraps without delay, leaving little residue behind. Diverting as much organic materials from the landfill as possible minimizes anaerobic decomposition, helping offset methane production and reducing impacts to the climate.
Karl is a biologist and graduate of UC Irvine and has been working in the composting sector since 1994. Karl is currently focused on food waste recycling using black soldier fly technologies. Karl resides with his family in Franklin County.