Repost: Solving an ancient dairy mystery could help cure modern food ills

Solving an ancient dairy mystery could help cure modern food ills Republished story from Alex Whiting Genghis Khan’s conquering armies fed on dried curd as they crossed the vast steppes of Eurasia, ancient Romans imported pungent cheeses from France, and Bedouin tribes crossing the Arabian Desert have for centuries survived on camel’s milk. Dairy has … Read more

The SCI-FA project #1: Portraits of Milk Bacteria

The SCI-FA Project #1: PORTRAITS OF MILK BACTERIA The Sci-Fa Project is created by our research assistant Zoljargal Enkh-Amgalan in collaboration with the Mongolian fashion brand FUTURISTIC TYPE. The first edition of this project combines science and fashion by using SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) photos of artisanal Mongolian dairy products that our team collected during … Read more

Seeing Microbes / Сүү, цагаан идээн дотор юу байдаг вэ? – A photographic workshop report.

Seeing Microbes / Сүү, цагаан идээн дотор юу байдаг вэ? – A photographic workshop report. From July 23 to 26 we organized a workshop under the title ‘Seeing Microbes – Сүү, цагаан идээн дотор юу байдаг вэ?‘ in Khatgal, which is one of our major research sites in northern Mongolia’s Khövsgöl province. After conducting ethnographic … Read more

Microbes on the Move – A Traveling Conference

We are delighted to introduce you to the conference Microbes on the Move: Dairying Diversity and Food Sovereignty on the Eurasian Steppes. Co-organized by the Mongolian University of Science and Technology/ Mongolian Dietetics Association, Bio-KG Kyrgyzstan/ Kyrgyz National Agrarian University, and the Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, this will be a unique … Read more