How Worms Turn Garbage into Compost
If you’ve eaten food today that has at least one ingredient that was farmed, you probably owe some thanks to earthworms. How do these lowly invertebrates turn what humans find inedible into beloved compost? Earthworms have an extra enzyme that allows them to munch through cellulose—the ultimate fiber that makes tree bark a non-starter in human diets. Despite this powerful chemistry, not everyone sees earthworms as the greatest creature to crawl the Earth. Find out all the dirt from this video.
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