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Using Microbes in Food [electronic resource]

Video Education Australasia
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Microorganisms can cause harm in the form of diseases, but they also have beneficial uses-and not just in medicine. This program explores various ways that microbes are utilized in food preparation and production. First highlighting the naturally occurring microbial value of milk, which provides mammal offspring with the bacteria needed to build immune systems, the film offers several examples of microbe use in the culinary arts. Topics include fermentation in bread baking, beer brewing, and wine making as well as the microbial aspects of creating cheese, yogurt, and other foods. Detailed processes involving yeast are shown at a bakery, a microbrewery, a cheese-making facility, and other locations.
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Run Time
35 min.
8 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 26, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Journey to the Origins of Life (2:00)
  • What are Micro-Organisms? (3:33)
  • Bread Making (5:45)
  • Beer Brewing (7:36)
  • Cheese Making (8:38)
  • Salami Making (5:15)
  • Appreciating Micro-organisms (0:37)
  • Credits: Using Microbes in Food (0:45)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
Publisher no.
41108 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (35 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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