Parasitic worm eggs may soon be legally sold as food in Germany

Signal of change / Parasitic worm eggs may soon be legally sold as food in Germany

By Joy Green / 25 Aug 2017

Using parasites could become a new way to manage various health conditions ... live parasitic worm eggs may get approval as a food supplement in Germany.

 

Parasitic worm eggs may soon be legally sold as food in Germany

More than 7000 people worldwide are thought to have bought parasitic worms online and ingested them in an attempt to treat conditions ranging from depression to inflammatory bowel disease. Now, a type of pig worm is being evaluated for approval as a food ingredient in Germany.



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