china

In China, cockroaches now being farmed, powdered and sold to pharmaceutical companies as medicine

Saturday, October 26, 2013 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer
Tags: cockroach farming, medicine, pharmaceutical companies

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
BACK INTO THE CLOSET: Why U.S. reporters are not allowed to write about rainbow events in nations where being gay is still condemned
Depopulation test run? 75% of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized
A family destroyed: Six-month-old dies after clinic injects baby with 13 vaccines at once without mother's informed consent
Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide
INVESTIGATION: Three days before Dr. Bradstreet was found dead in a river, U.S. govt. agents raided his research facility to seize a breakthrough cancer treatment called GcMAF
Companies begin planting microchips under employees' skin
BAM! Chipotle goes 100% non-GMO; flatly rejecting the biotech industry and its toxic food ingredients
ECONOMIC SLAVERY FOR ALL: While we were distracted with the Confederate flag flap, Congress quietly forfeited our entire economic future via fast-track trade authority
NJ cops bust teenagers shoveling snow without a permit
Chemotherapy kills cancer patients faster than no treatment at all
McDonald's in global profit free fall as people everywhere increasingly reject chemically-altered toxic fast food
March Against Monsanto explodes globally... World citizens stage massive protests across 38 countries, 428 cities... mainstream media pretends it never happened
Italian court rules mercury and aluminum in vaccines cause autism: US media continues total blackout of medical truth
SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision may have just legalized the concealed carry of loaded firearms across all 50 states, nullifying gun laws everywhere
Orthorexia Nervosa - New mental disorder aimed at people who insist on eating a clean diet
Vicious attack on Dr. Oz actually waged by biotech mafia; plot to destroy Oz launched after episode on glyphosate toxicity went viral
Nearly every mass shooting in the last 20 years shares one surprising thing? and it's not guns
Holistic cancer treatment pioneer Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez dies suddenly; patients mourn the loss of a compassionate, innovative doctor who helped thousands heal from cancer
Delicious
(NaturalNews) The mere thought of unexpectedly encountering one in a dark hallway or bedroom is probably enough to send shivers up your spine, seeing how there are likely many more of the nasty critters where that one came from. But in China, cockroaches have become big business, with prodigious entrepreneurs now intentionally raising them by the millions for the purpose of selling them to pharmaceutical companies as a form of medicine.

The U.K.'s Telegraph reports that the cockroach industry is simply booming in many parts of China, as news about the alleged health benefits associated with their consumption spreads like wildfire. Everything from blood clots and gastroenteritis to tuberculosis and heart disease are considered eligible conditions for treatment with cockroaches, which is why so many people want to get their hands on them these days.

As it turns out, native Chinese people groups, particularly in the northern regions of China, have been eating roaches for centuries. So there is not necessarily a "grossness" factor when it comes to consuming them in powdered form loaded into pills or capsules. Roach farmers like 43-year-old Wang Fuming from China's Shandong province know this quite well, and they are happily riding the waves of financial success in this burgeoning industry.

"These are not the same ones you see in your home, those are German cockroaches," Wang is quoted as saying. "There are hundreds of species of cockroaches, but only this one has any medicinal value. It is native to Guangdong province."

Wang speaks, of course, about the Periplaneta americana roach type, also known as the American cockroach. He currently raises some 22 million of these creepy insects in a string of concrete bunkers located in a suburban area of Jinan and has mastered a technique that prevents them from escaping. Before they turn four months old, he kills them and sells their bodies to pharmaceutical companies, which process them into various drugs.

Roach farming more lucrative than food farming in China

To some, the idea of raising roaches for pharmaceutical processing and use might sound absurd, and perhaps more like an usual hobby than an actual career. But Wang says it brings in more cash than most other jobs and industries, including typical farming of fruits and vegetables. Roach farming is so lucrative, in fact, that Wang alone has quintupled his output in just two years, as well as helped others establish more than 30 other roach farms in the area.

"I have a trucking business too, transporting marble, paper and farm products for local companies," he says, noting that he earns anywhere between $50,000 and $150,000 a year for his roach crop. "But that brings in pocket money: it is cockroaches that bring in the big money.... The pharmaceutical companies set the price, but I stockpile my cockroaches when the supply is plentiful to wait for when the demand picks up."

So, is cockroach-based medicine actually viable, you might be asking? Local experts seem to think so, reinforcing a traditional Chinese medicine practice that dates back thousands of years. Far from a pipe dream, many doctors in China are largely in agreement that cockroach therapy works, and that it holds incredible potential for healing patients without causing harmful side effects.

"They really are a miracle drug," says Liu Yusheng, a professor at Shandong Agricultural University and head of the Shandong province's Insect Association, as quoted by the Telegraph. "They can cure a number of ailments and they work much faster than other medicine."

Sources for this article include:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

http://www.smh.com.au

http://www.latimes.com

Follow real-time breaking news headlines on
Cockroach farming at FETCH.news
Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.