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11 Ways That Yeast Shaped Modern Civilization

Hand holding Petri dishWe are all at least sort of aware of yeast. It’s that stuff that makes bread rise, right? Sure, but it is so much more. Yeast is instrumental in a whole bunch of processes (both good and bad) that makes human civilization look the way it does today. We thought it was the yeast we could do to offer a few of them here. (We are so sorry for that.)