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The human microbiomes are mostly understood as the universe of gut bacteria that determine our health status and wellbeing, as well as our immune and hormonal systems. The microbiomes are key players to many natural processes in agriculture, food and drinking systems, waste degradation, recycling, and the creation of new materials. Besides the production of healthier, and more natural and sustainable foods, innovations involving microbiomes can already be seen in agriculture and crop production, for example in plant protection through bio-pesticides or in climate-friendly waste degradation systems reusing and recycling materials and energy. Many exciting microbiome-related scientific discoveries and innovations in microbiological and microbial systems can be expected in the coming decades, which may help to address challenges in human health, sustainable food production, biodiversity, and climate change.

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