Daniel powers up the milk-making process

University of Copenhagen

Episode 2 of the Tv-series Young Scientists and Food

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The milk is heat treated by pasteurization to avoid bacteria that can make us sick. But pasteurization damages vitamins, proteins and flavors. Therefore, as part of his PhD thesis at the Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH FOOD), Daniel Munk is trying to make the raw milk safe to drink by giving it 20,000 volts of electricity instead. But the ways of science can be mysterious…