Mexico's Disappearing Mezcal Worms Franc Contreras - Al Jazeera go to original July 26, 2010
Al Jazeera: Mezcal worm population is being pushed into decline, due to the drink's growing popularity
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.