14 Feb '14, 4pm

Private #pizza: #Military meal that lasts years almost ready

Private #pizza: #Military meal that lasts years almost ready

NATICK, Mass. – They call it the holy grail of ready-to-eat meals for soldiers: a pizza that can stay on the shelf for up to three years and still remain good to eat. Soldiers have been asking for pizza since lightweight individual field rations — known as meals ready to eat, or MREs — replaced canned food in 1981 for soldiers in combat zones or areas where field kitchens cannot be set up. Researchers at a U.S. military lab in Massachusetts are closing in on a recipe that doesn't require any refrigeration or freezing. "It pretty much tastes just like a typical pan pizza that you would make at home and take out of the oven or the toaster oven." - Michelle Richardson, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center "You can basically take the pizza, leave it on the counter, packaged, for three years and it'd still be edible," said Michelle Richardson, a...

Full article: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/02/14/holy-grail-military-...

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