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Microbes are found in every environment on Earth. Their role as tiny chemical processors is to keep the life cycles of the planet turning. The majority are completely harmless but the microbes associated with our food tend to have a bad name food poisoning is often in the news. Yet, while some make us ill and others can be a nuisance by causing spoilage, without the activities of microbes there would be no bread, cheese, beer or chocolate. Friend or foe, food microbes are always on the menu.
In this electronic source (e-source), we are going to look at some of the microbes involved with food.