As fermented products become more common as health fads, questions about regulation are being raised. For one, kombucha is the product of fermenting tea with a culture of live yeast and bacteria. As a result, the beverage has a variable alcohol content—and some of its producers are being targeted by the federal regulators. In this episode of If Our Bodies Could Talk, senior editor James Hamblin meets with U.S. Representative Jared Polis to consider the role of government in the era of living cultures and fermented foods.
Via The Atlantic.