Cafe, croissant, worms? EU agency says worms safe to eat

ROME (AP) — The vaunted Mediterranean diet and French gastronomy are getting some competition: The European Union’s (EU) food safety agency said worms are safe to eat.

The Parma-based agency published a scientific opinion on Wednesday on the safety of dried yellow mealworms and gave them a thumbs up. Researchers said the worms, either eaten whole or in powdered form, are a protein-rich snack or ingredient for other foods.

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