Tiny creatures at work

bacteria, small

The Penicillium fungus (here a computer illustration) not only helps in the production of penicillin, but also in cheese.
© SPL/Kateryna Kon

Food, medicines and vaccines can be produced by living organisms. New techniques now enable efficient organic production on a large scale.

by MARTINA REHNERT

A good day starts with a good breakfast: fresh rolls, bread, yoghurt... For the fitness conscious there is a protein shake, cheese or tofu.

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