Fermentation is the breakdown of sugars into alcohol, carbon dioxide, and lactic acid, a process that takes place without oxygen. Louis Pasteur discovered the biological aspect of fermentation, which scientists at the time held was purely chemical.
- Wile, Dr. Jay L. Exploring Creation With Biology. Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. 1998
- "He demonstrated that microorganisms cause both fermentation and disease . . ." Chemical Heritage Foundation