At a quiet corner in Queenstown lies Insectta, Singapore’s first urban insect farm.

Founded over three years ago, Chua Kai-Ning, 27, and her team aim to create a circular economy in the food supply chain, where nothing goes to waste. 

Home to millions of black soldier flies that feed on Singapore’s food waste, Insectta extracts high-value biomaterials such as Chitosan and Melanin from these insects. 

The extracted biomaterials are then sold to the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and electronic industries.

Find out in this video why Insectta chooses black soldier flies over other insects to eat Singapore’s food waste away.

With food waste being one of the largest waste contributors in Singapore, the black soldier flies hatched and raised in Insectta might just be the next solution to it.