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Care for some wriggly treats? EU approves first edible worm

The European Union has approved the sale of a first edible insect: dried yellow mealworm. Rich in protein, insects have been consumed for centuries in many parts of the world, but the EU's approval could usher in a new culinary trend as attention shifts to more environmentally friendly food alternatives. But first, the Biden administration has thrown its support behind the increasing drive to waive patent protections on Covid-19 vaccines in order to make more doses available in poorer countries. The announcement has not been welcomed by the pharmaceutical industry.
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