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Black soldier fly larvae at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018.  Picture taken March 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Ben Nelms

Black soldier fly larvae at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018. Picture taken March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Nelms

Black soldier fly larvae at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018. Picture taken March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Nelms
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Black soldier flies are held in a pen at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018.  Picture taken March 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Ben Nelms

Black soldier flies are held in a pen at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018. Picture taken March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Nelms

Black soldier flies are held in a pen at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018. Picture taken March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Nelms
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Pre-consumer food waste is stockpiled before being feed to black soldier fly larvae at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018.  Picture taken March 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Ben Nelms

Pre-consumer food waste is stockpiled before being feed to black soldier fly larvae at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018. Picture taken March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Nelms

Pre-consumer food waste is stockpiled before being feed to black soldier fly larvae at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018. Picture taken March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Nelms
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Black soldier flies are held in a pen at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018.  Picture taken March 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Ben Nelms

Black soldier flies are held in a pen at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018. Picture taken March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Nelms

Black soldier flies are held in a pen at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018. Picture taken March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Nelms
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Black soldier flies are held in a pen at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018.  Picture taken March 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Ben Nelms

Black soldier flies are held in a pen at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018. Picture taken March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Nelms

Black soldier flies are held in a pen at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018. Picture taken March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Nelms
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Black soldier fly larvae at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018.  Picture taken March 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Ben Nelms

Black soldier fly larvae at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018. Picture taken March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Nelms

Black soldier fly larvae at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018. Picture taken March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Nelms
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A worker dumps pre-consumer food waste before being feed to black soldier fly larvae at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018.  Picture taken March 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Ben Nelms

A worker dumps pre-consumer food waste before being feed to black soldier fly larvae at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018. Picture taken March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Nelms

A worker dumps pre-consumer food waste before being feed to black soldier fly larvae at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018. Picture taken March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Nelms
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Black soldier fly larvae in its finished packaging is pictured at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018.  Picture taken March 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Ben Nelms

Black soldier fly larvae in its finished packaging is pictured at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018. Picture taken March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Nelms

Black soldier fly larvae in its finished packaging is pictured at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018. Picture taken March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Nelms
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Black soldier fly larvae are inspected at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018.  Picture taken March 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Ben Nelms

Black soldier fly larvae are inspected at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018. Picture taken March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Nelms

Black soldier fly larvae are inspected at the Enterra Feed Corporation in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 14, 2018. Picture taken March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Nelms
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