American scientists have created cheeses made from microbes found in the feet, armpits and human belly button in their attempt to make us get over our hang-ups about bacteria. 11 cheeses were produced from human microbes. Scientists also found that cheeses took on the body odor of different contributors. Umm, Umm Good!
The research is more than simply about provoking squeamish reactions, it challenges our relationship to bacteria and microbes and helps us overcome prejudices, particularly at a time when sales of anti-bacterial cleaners and hand sanitizers enjoy booming growth. Bacteria are good.