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Explore the Power of Good Bacteria™

What if we started looking to nature for answers to build a sustainable future? It's possible already. Discover the wonderful world of good bacteria and join the conversation using #goodbacteria on social media.

"If you don't like bacteria, you're on the wrong planet"

– Steward Brand


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Recommendation of the month

TED-Ed lesson antibiotic resistance

TED-Ed lesson on antibiotic resistance 

June 2020

Why do we have a worldwide antibiotic resistance crisis? Watch this 6-minute TED-Ed video to learn how the crisis came to be and how we might be able to combat antibiotic resistance going forward.

Watch video 

Petri dish

Friendly bacteria collaborate to survive 

May 2020

Microbial research at the University of Copenhagen has found that ‘survival of the friendliest’ outweighs ‘survival of the fittest’ in groups of bacteria. Learn how bacteria collaborate to survive and how the discovery can be used to develop e.g. green technologies.

Read study 
Fermented film

FERMENTED – a fermentation documentary 

April 2020

Get inspired by author and chef Edward Lee’s exploration of the ancient process of fermentation and how it is used in modern cooking. Throughout the feature documentary, Lee demonstrates how we can use fermentation to cultivate a relationship with the millions of good bacteria around us.

Watch Fermented 

"Probiotic pills could bring an end to malnutrition"

– Bill Gates, The Telegraph, October 7, 2019


Join the conversation! Use #goodbacteria on social media.

Instagram accounts we like to follow

  • @nomafermants – Get behind the walls of the fermentation lab of the award-winning restaurant Noma in Copenhagen.
  • @bacteriagram – A beautiful feed filled with colorful petri dish images of bacteria.
  • @chefedwardlee – The chef behind the feature documentary "Fermented" takes us behind the scenes of his life.
  • @guiliaenders – This German scientist "gut" it figured out! The key to live a happier, healthier life is inside us. 
  • @micropia_amsterdam – When you look from really close, a new world is revealed...
  • @michaelpollan – Fascinated about places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in our minds. 
  • @thesourscientist – Master blender and yeast scientist at Mikkeller Baghaven in Copenhagen crafting wild and rustic ales with native microflora.


Join the conversation! Use #goodbacteria on social media.

Explore how the Power of Good Bacteria™ work from farm to fork


Healthy plants

Learn how microbial solutions for today’s farmers can help lower the use of chemical pesticides and create a sustainable food system.

Go to our Plant Health section
Cattle eating

Healthy animals

Discover how good bacteria in livestock farming can improve animal health and feed conversion while lowering the use of antibiotics.

Go to our Animal Health section
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Healthy food

Learn how bacteria can help fight food waste without compromising the consumers' wish for healthy, authentic, tasty and convenient food.

Go to our Food Cultures & Enzymes section

Healthy people

Explore the health benefits of probiotics and how these good bacteria can reduce the need for antibiotics and improve general well-being.

Go to our Human Health section