Dr. Bruce German is an accomplished author and UC Davis professor whose work has focused on diet and it’s impact on the human microbiome - which is the study of microbiota or bacteria that reside within human tissue and fluids contributing to health over the course of our lifetime. This fascinating work considers how diet feeds more than we may think. As an example, human breast milk contains fiber produced by the mother and indigestible by the baby she is nourishing So why is it produced? Because it feeds healthy bacteria in the baby’s intestine - contributing to health and immunology. In short, the microbiome may be the connection literally between food and health from birth onward. It’s possible the health of an octogenarian was influenced by diet when she was eight.
Dr German will be joined by Carter Williams, CEO of iSelect. The role of microbiomes from humans to soil health and agriculture is only beginning to be understood. As it becomes more apparent it creates opportunity for innovation and investor growth as well as holding promise for significant contribution to health through a better understanding of food and data technology.
This conversation will take the long view but the connection between health, microbiome and diet is a fascinating and emerging area of study and focus on the journey toward better food and better health.