Celebrating World Microbiome Day 2024


This year to celebrate #WorldMicrobiomeDay, we are sharing some resources from the DOMINO project and its collaborative initiatives! The theme of 2024 was “Feed your microbes – How diet shapes your gut microbiome”. Dive in to the information below to learn more about how microbiomes play an important role for our health and everyday lives.

1. Webinar: Communicating about Gut Health and the Microbiome.

The European Food Information Council (EUFIC)’s Food Facts Webinar on Gut Health and the Microbiome features presentations from Kristina Campbell, author of Gut Health for Dummies, and Rain Kuldjärv, DOMINO partner from TFTAK. The event aimed to support journalists and science communicators by sharing the latest research on fermented foods and health, and offering tips for effective communication on gut health and the microbiome.

This initiative is part of the Food Facts Network, which aims to facilitate information exchange between media and experts in healthy and sustainable nutrition, food science, and technology. Watch the webinar below, where the panelists:

▶️Present the latest scientific developments on fermented foods and health.
▶️Equip participants with skills and tips for aligning their communication on gut health and the microbiome to the latest science.

2. Meet the Experts: Get to know the DOMINO partners

  • Watch these YouTube shorts to hear our team answer some common questions about fermented foods and their impact on our well-being. Learn about:

    ▶️ What exactly are fermented foods?
    ▶️ How do they benefit our health and gut microbiome?
    ▶️ Why is the DOMINO project exploring the link between fermented foods and metabolic disease?
    ▶️ What are the key objectives of the DOMINO project?

3. Read the latest articles: Fermented foods, gut health, and more.

▶️From kimchi to kefir: why ancient wisdom on food fermentation remains good for our gut

  • Explore the origins, tasty traditions and potential health benefits of famous fermented foods worldwide, such as kimchi, kombucha, kefir and sauerkraut.

▶️Fermented foods: What are they, and what is their impact on our health?

  • Examples of fermented foods from around the globe
  • The difference between foods with living vs. non-living microbes
  • The most common processes of fermentation
  • The health benefits of fermented foods
  • The safety of consuming fermented foods

4. Hungry for more?

Check out the World Microbiome Day official website, where you’ll learn how researchers and the public are advocating to raise awareness of the vibrant and diverse world of microbes!

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