How ant venom could save our crops

You might be familiar with spider venom and its uses – as an anti-venom for a dangerous spider bite, or its use in certain pharmaceuticals such as those for chronic pain.

But what about ant venom?

A group of researchers from the University of Technology Sydney are researching the use of ant venom to form a bio-insecticide.

The insecticide would help tackle global issues of food security without relying on the synthetic and chemical based pesticides that flood agricultural fields today.


  • Samira Aili – PHD Candidate from the University of Technology Sydney.

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