Mexico’s disappearing mezcal worms

The traditional liquor has a worm in the bottle but its new appeal is hurting inset populations.

Across Mexico, and in many world capitals, people are increasingly raising a glass of mezcal, a traditional Mexican liquor.

Connoisseurs of the strong drink say it tastes best when served the traditional way– with a worm in it.

But the worm population is being pushed into decline, due to the drink’s growing popularity.

Franc Contreras reports from Oaxaca state in southern Mexico.

Source: Al Jazeera

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