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China's 'Bug Drug' Craze

China's 'Bug Drug' Craze

While cockroaches may be the bane of apartment dwellers and homeowners in the United States, China has embraced the infamous insect as a key ingredient in remedies for ailments like ulcers, tuberculosis, and gastroenteritis. The demand in China has become so great that, in the last two years, one enterprising cockroach farmer has sold over 100 tons of the insects to pharmaceutical companies. More on the story at The Telegraph.

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