Fly farmer and insect technology pioneer AgriProtein will expand in California next year with an industrial-scale maggot farm based on organic waste.

Bloomberg reports the plant in California's Jurupa Valley will be followed by operations in the Netherlands and Belgium, and is part of a drive by AgriProtein and a handful of competitors worldwide to tap into demand for high-grade protein for fish and poultry feed and offer a solution for the unwanted organic waste that cities and farms produce.