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EU Approves Worms as Edible Food

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This is just gross. When I think the EU can't get any worse, they prove me otherwise.

PhilipMarc
a month ago
What do you think of this?
Imnotcheap
Imnotcheapa month ago

Not something I would eat but I guess it's no worse than snails something else I would not eat

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rossruby1977
rossruby1977a month ago

People eat loads of insects around the world. Prawns are insects of the sea.

I hate sea food. I’ve not tried snails or never will. But I may try some worms. Or other insects. Like crickets. They are high in protein. I would only try them if cooked not raw.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc
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a month ago

In some countries, snails (cooked) are a snack folks eat at a cafe shop (normally with beer).

I could have tried it myself, but it just doesn't look food humans should eat. If there was nothing else? Maybe.

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rossruby1977
rossruby1977a month ago

PhilipMarc I got offered to try a snail when my mates dad was eating them many moons ago. Looked so rubbery and chewy. Eww!

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Grannyclock
Grannyclocka month ago

Looking at the picture it says using them in powdered form in food. I have noticed some high protein foods use seafood protein so I guess this isn’t a lot different. I don’t think I could just pick one up and eat it. I find it hard to pick up dried mealworms to feed to the birds.

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kikogpe
kikogpe
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a month ago

Correct. This is powdered form and is more normal than people can imagine. They will be probably adding it to flours and to add protein value in processed food.

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Grannyclock
Grannyclocka month ago

kikogpe I can see it being very useful in some famine situations as a good way to supplement staples like rice.

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lornaae
lornaaea month ago

Bugs are already used in foods in the UK - shellac for example

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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant26a month ago

Oh give over!!! Thats just vile!!

Kids: whats for dinner?

Me: Worm stew!

🤢🤢

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neo1
neo1a month ago

Some Sainsbury's store have been selling insects for a while now https://www.eatgrub.co.uk/find-us-in-store/ and im sure i heard there was going to be a worm burger (powered) launched somewhere

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GSM
GSMa month ago

I think it is something people can get used to as eating octopus, snails...

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Tk3
Tk3a month ago

What?! That’s insane and I cannot think of anything worse!!!! There are some who would eat them anyway 😂😆

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ladybugncatnoir
ladybugncatnoira month ago

Eurgh. I totally understand why people may eat them but Im extremely picky with foods.

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa month ago

I really don't care much about the terrible things they eat in other countries but you'll never get me eating anything remotely insect like.

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charlottegardie
charlottegardiea month ago

No way leave the poor worms alone there for the garden not ur dinner plate

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