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Is it safe to eat worms?

By July 31, 2014 - 6:33pm
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I was just watching a new show on tv (a survival show) and they were eating worms. Is this safe in say, necessary situations?

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Hi Carrie Margaret

Thanks for your question! 

I hate those survival shows - the things they put themselves through for fame and a few bucks! Do you remember Fear Factor - yikes! 

Eating worms is generally just fine. Many kids do it! Other cultures eat a lot of things we don't - things we would cringe at. 

Worms have protein - protein is needed in our diets. 

However, worms can have bacteria and be infected with parasites so a worm is not a worm in that respect. 

Countries in Asia and Africa eat works but bear in mind that these people are generally very poor. Once people can afford better food, they don't eat worms anymore. 

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