BIRTH OF DANONE IN BARCELONA, SPAIN
Isaac Carasso lives in Barcelona in the 1910s. He observes that many Spanish children suffer from intestinal infection. Aware of research into lactic ferments by Nobel laureate and Pasteur Institute director Ilya Mechnikov, Isaac decides to introduce a product known in the Balkans for its health benefi ts: yogurt. He launches the Danone brand in 1919 named after his son Daniel, whose nickname was “Danon”. Danone is committed to healthy eating from the very start!