Probiotic Pills, Greater Understanding Of Human Microbiome Could Help End Malnutrition Worldwide, According To Bill Gates

The Telegraph: Probiotic pills could bring an end to malnutrition, says billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates
“Probiotic pills could hold the key to ending malnutrition across the globe within the next two decades, according to the billionaire Bill Gates. Probiotics, or ‘good’ bacteria, are thought to help maintain a healthy gut and are commonly added to foods such as Yakult or Actimel yoghurt. Many view these so called ‘functional foods’ as a gimmick but Mr. Gates, who is giving the annual Hawking Fellowship Lecture at Cambridge University Union on Monday, believes the science that underpins them could save millions of lives…” (Newey, 10/7).