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Why does your organisation exist?
To demystify the world of bacteria, yeast and moulds and show people how delicious and nutritious these microorganisms can make our food as well as help our over all health.
What impact do you have?
Most fermentation processes are CO2 neutral! With the natural enzymatic breakdown, fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut transform without heat, refrigeration, dehydration etc. Our aim is to educate the public on how to create their own fermented foods and drinks and how these processes came to be reorganised in the first place. We are thankful to have the exchange of information from around the world in order to use traditional cultural practices that can be used with our local ingredients – miso made with local lentils for example.
What are your main challenges? (Now and in the foreseeable future.)
A large challenge is to get foods and drinks like these on the market. As they are alive, they are not stable and changing daily. This means the customer, who usually expects the same flavor, might be surprised the next time they buy the product. For now we just educate and empower people to learn the techniques themselves.
What gives you reason for optimism for the future?
The more people know, the more people see and understand. This gives us hope! When Edible Alchemy was started, it was a really strange niche – working with bacteria and yeast and mold. But now, it’s in trend. As the interest widens, knowledge and understanding is shared and widened. Having living products on market shelves will be more and more possible.
We have curious readers, eager to get active. How can they get involved with your project?
Take part in a workshop. Come to a Bacteria Bar. Try our online courses. Check out our instagram.
We can also use volunteers here and there so please get in touch via our contact page on our website if you’re interested!
How can they get in touch?
Online courses: www.ediblealchemyacademy.com
Facebook Community Group: http://www.facebook.com/EdibleAlchemyCoLaboratory/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/ediblealchemy.co/
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Billy is a New Zealand qualified solicitor with experience working for law firms and technology focused investment groups in London. He believes that in order to make progress towards a greener future we need to broaden our perspectives, show empathy and meaningful engage with all stakeholders across society and business. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from Otago University and a Graduate Diploma in International Relations from Victoria University Wellington.