For its 8th annual meeting, the UNESCO Chair in Food for the World organized a symposium at Montpellier SupAgro on February 15 on the theme "Eating the living: microbes, from the soil to the belly". Find all the videos of this day online.
Ance associated with disease or decomposition, microbes are now rehabilitated. Whether they are soil microorganisms, intestinal microbiota or the various ferments used for food processing (bacteria, fungi, yeasts), microbes are essential to the development of animals and plants, their nutrition, their immune system and even their behaviour.
How can this microbial diversity be preserved? What role does the intestinal microbiota play in our health? What are the secrets of fermented foods? How do we define ourselves in relation to a microbial universe that is far greater than our numbers? A day that sought to make the invisible visible...
The day was punctuated by the films of the series The Night of the Living, directed by Geneviève ANHOURY (Production: Ex Nihilo, CNRS Images, in association with Universcience).