Are all bacteria bad for us?

We’re excited to have Louise Roberts of @AlimentiFoodSciences joining the Experi-Tent on Sunday 11 May She’ll be talking about bugs and food. What else?

Each of us, as an adult, has around 30,000,000,000,000 viable microbes living in our intestines and body, comprising over 400 different species. How much do all these bugs weigh in an average adult? Around 200g, according to the US Library of Medicine.  However, this estimate varies widely. They help to digest food, especially vegetable matter and keep harmful bacteria (or pathogens) at bay.

Louise and Helen Manley will be at the Experi-TENT on the Quomps, Christchurch on 11 and 12 May.  Bring along your questions so you can eat your way to a healthier lifestyle. At the same time gain confidence in how scientists are working to ensure we know what food we are eating and where it comes from.

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