This program unravels some of the foundational chemistry that affects everything on planet earth. It begins with the primary conversion of simple chemicals into complex compounds that form the building blocks of all life. Using the further conversions that occur in a dairy cow, the team decodes how plant material is converted to a variety of dairy-related foods that impact our lives. They also explore both the history and hands-on science that viewers can take into their kitchens to learn more for themselves with simple experiments about the chemistry of life. What biochemical process allows you and I to breathe and what processes are responsible for the milk we drink or the cheese we eat? Follow Josh and Caroline as they trek from a jungle to a laboratory that seeks to uncover the mysteries of milk.