How is it linked?


Production of food

Without microorganisms there would be no cheese! While one thinks of rotten fruit or bread when it comes to microorganisms in combination with food, a lot of unexpected foods are microbially produced. Only with the help of microbes, cheese, yoghurt, beer, wine and bread can be produced.

Picture: Camembert, a bacterial culture, pickled cabbage (sauerkraut) and kimchi (Korean version of pickled cabbage – fermented Chinese cabbage and other vegetables.

Sauerkraut & kimchi

Fermentation of food

Microorganisms can conserve food for a long time. They creates, for example, sauerkraut and kimchi. Fermenting vegetables and many other foods is more popular than ever before.


Institute of Microbiology (Nadine Präg)