It’s hard to imagine a holiday table without bread, meat, vegetables, wine, beer or a board of French cheeses for those with more adventurous palates. Savouring these delicacies with family and friends is part of what makes the holidays so much fun.
If you’re lactose intolerant, you’ll know all about the delightfully flatulent symptoms that follow in the wake of nibbling on hunks of cheese and bowlfuls of ice cream. Now imagine your bowels are a power plant and you can turn those farts into renewable energy.
Humans have been producing and consuming cheese for a very long time, as the recent discovery of 3200-year-old cheese in an ancient Egyptian tomb attests. Delicious though this cheese may have been, it was also a potential source of disease.