ANTALYA, Turkey  

Turkey’s local entrepreneur specialized in insect farming in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya produces cockroaches to meet the live feed needs of carnivores in the country’s domestic market.

Selami Gokgol told Anadolu Agency that he started insect farming 17 years ago along with his three friends, adding that nowadays he continues the business alone since his partners left the industry due to different reasons.

Noting that he launched the farming business with the approval of the agriculture and forestry ministry, Gokgol said his farm produces 12 types of insects, including cockroaches, grasshoppers, crickets, mealworms and morio worms,

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