Earth's Little Garbage People? (IMAGE) American Chemical Society Caption If you're enjoying some tasty food today you probably owe a little thanks to earthworms. How is it that these detritivores help make beloved compost? Like when we digest food, it's all chemistry, but earthworms have an extra enzyme that means they can eat materials not found in human diets. Yet all this powerful chemistry means not everyone sees earthworms as the greatest creature to crawl -- find out all the dirt in the latest Reactions video here: <a href="https://youtu.be/2Pa1FwmKZcQ" target="_blank">https://youtu.be/2Pa1FwmKZcQ</a>. Credit The American Chemical Society Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.