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    Odd news collection: yellow maggot becomes EU’s top insect food; “I’m alive,” says a French woman fighting the official ruling that she died and more

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    Overcoming the “crap factor”: the yellow maggot becomes the first food for insects in the EU

    Mealworms may soon find themselves in Europe’s pasta bowls and dinner plates, having become the first insect approved in the region as a human food. Wednesday’s decision by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) paves the way for yellow maggots to be used whole and dried in curry and other recipes and as flour to make cookies, pasta and bread.

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    “I’m alive,” says a French woman fighting the official sentence that she died

    Sitting in her kitchen in France, Jeanne Pouchain remembers the day she found out she was dead. That was when he read an official letter from the appeals court in the nearby city of Lyon claiming she was dead and asking her relatives to pay the money she should have.

    Welcome to Brexit, now hand us your sandwich

    Brits arriving in the Netherlands since the beginning of the year have found that leaving the European Union may have cost them more than they thought, including lunch. Ferry passengers were seized ham sandwiches and canned sardines by customs officials in Dutch ports due to strict import regulations on meat, fruit, vegetables and fish from outside the EU.

    The South Korean company’s smart dog collar tells owners what’s in a bark

    A South Korean startup has developed an AI-powered dog collar that can detect five emotions in dogs by monitoring their barks using voice recognition technology. The Petpuls collar can tell pet owners via a smartphone app if their dogs are happy, relaxed, anxious, angry or sad. It also tracks the physical activity and rest of the dogs.

    (With entrances from agencies.)

    News Highlights:

    • Wednesday’s decision by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) paves the way for yellow maggots to be used whole and dried in curry and other recipes and as flour to make cookies, pasta and bread. The Petpuls collar can tell pet owners via a smartphone app if their dogs are happy, relaxed, anxious, angry or sad.
    • Odd news collection: yellow maggot becomes EU’s top insect food; “I’m alive,” says a French woman fighting the official ruling that she died and more
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