Probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3
This probiotic lactic acid bacteria, discovered at the University of Tartu in 1995, is the only one in the world to have two sets of patented properties. It has both antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, which are beneficial in food and medicine production. Since 2008, the Estonian company Tere has been licensed to sell dairy products with Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 in Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Austria. In the future, this helpful Estonian probiotic may make its way into a yogurt or cheese in your supermarket shelf too!
The Estonian government has moved hundreds of services online, from signing documents to filing taxes. These can be performed quickly and easily with a secure, state-issued digital ID card. It may come as no surprise then, that Estonia is the first country to offer e-Residency to anyone in the world. This means prospective business owners can receive an Estonian digital identity, with which they can use government services to run a location-independent company. Notable e-Residents include German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prince Andrew, Duke of York.