Like Chocolate? Thank Flies
Most Theobroma cacao trees, which are responsible for producing chocolate, require pollination because they do not self-pollinate. Scientists discovered that tiny—nearly invisible—flies called midges pollinate cacao flowers.
from California Academy of Sciences
Key Facts In This Video
Flies kill more than one million people per year (mosquitos are flies). (0:11)
Tiny flies are the primary pollinators for the plant we get chocolate from. (0:27)
Flies and maggots are important in the decomposition of process, and help "clean up" in that way. (0:41)