中英對照讀新聞》Food of the future? EU nations put mealworms on the menu 未來食物？歐洲聯盟國家把麵包蟲放進菜單
Dried yellow mealworms could soon be hitting supermarket shelves and restaurants across Europe.
The European Union’s 27 nations gave the greenlight Tuesday to a proposal to put the Tenebrio molitor beetle’s larvae on the market as a "novel food."
The move came after the EU’s food safety agency published a scientific opinion this year that concluded worms were safe to eat. Researchers said the worms, either eaten whole or in powdered form, are a protein-rich snack or an ingredient for other foods.
Allergic reactions may occur for people with pre-existing allergies to crustaceans and dust mites, the Commission said. （AP）
hit the shelves：片語動詞，指上架、上市、開始販售。例句：That product has already hit the store shelves.（那個產品已經開始販售。）
give the greenlight：片語動詞，指批准、給方便。例句： She said that the release of the men gave the green light to terrorism.（她說，放了這些人等於縱容恐怖主義。）
put on the market：片語動詞，指出售。例句：The property was put on the market for $6 million but failed to sell.（這件房產標價600萬美元出售，但沒賣出。）