Long viewed simply as 'germs,' the hidden half of nature turns out to be crucial to the health of people and plants.
Low fibre eaters gain weight more quickly and may be more susceptible to certain illnesses.
When we can't lose weight, we tend to want to blame something outside our control. Could it be related to the mictobiota – the bacteria and other organisms – that colonise your gut?
There's more to fermented foods than a good meal. Scientists are learning just how such foods encourage the growth of probiotics and how this keeps people healthy.
Shoppers have had it with supermarket science and instead are embracing more holistic styles of eating.