Kombucha ingredient shown to reduce E. Coli in effluent

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Wed, 5 May 2021, 9:46AM
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Kombucha ingredient shown to reduce E. Coli in effluent

Author
Newstalk ZB ,
Publish Date
Wed, 5 May 2021, 9:46AM

A product used to make kombucha has been found to reduce E. coli in dairy shed effluent.

Agresearch grew SCOBY, a slime-like substance made from bacteria and yeast in dairy shed effluent to see what happened.

Senior scientist Seth Laurenson told Mike Hosking the research, which had only been conducted in a lab so far, showed very promising results.

“We set out to prove a concept; I think we’ve done that quite well.”

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