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MICROBES:

FACING THE COMMON ENEMY COUNTERING SURVIVAL TACTICS OF MICROORGANISMS

The first thing that’s striking is how tiny they are - millions of microbes can hide in the full stop at the end of this sentence. Then you realize that their microscopic size is just one of their survival tactics. Microorganisms rule by sheer numbers. They can multiply rapidly by dividing themselves in the most unexpected places and under the most hostile conditions.

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How can we beat them? Microorganisms tend to be elusive, until they strike and poison our food - and harm our health and the reputation of our food companies. To know our enemies a little better, EHEDG Connects puts the most common (and most dangerous) microbes under the microscope of microbiologist Richard Brouillette. He helps us understand how they live and grow, how they survive attacks and how they multiply and eat - for these are our common enemies we need to defeat.

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