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Scientists create pizza that can last years


Posted on Sunday, 16 February, 2014 | Comment icon 15 comments

Soldiers have been asking for pizza field rations for years. Image Credit: sxc.hu
The US military had been requesting a ready-to-eat pizza for soldiers as an alternative to field rations.
Researchers at the US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are no strangers to developing new tools and supplies for soldiers in the field. Some of their previous projects have included the development of ready-to-eat field rations, the Future Force Warrior combat system and a special wearable nylon webbing designed to help a soldier carry more equipment.

Their latest project, a pizza that can be stored for up to three years while still remaining edible, has been devised in response to countless requests by soldiers for something a little more interesting than standard field rations.

"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," said Jill Bates who heads up the lab. "The only thing missing from that experience would be it's not hot when you eat it. It's room temperature."

The new long-life pizzas should be making their way to field ration supply stores in the near future.

Source: Phys.org | Comments (15)

Tags: Pizza, Soldiers, Military

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #6 Posted by GreenmansGod on 16 February, 2014, 18:10
There are pizza franchises that have had that stuff for years.
Comment icon #7 Posted by pallidin on 16 February, 2014, 19:12
I'm sure the military has their "ducks-in-a row", and I commend their efforts to bring gastric pleasure to our military service people. Much like new "astronaut foods" which go through(I think) about 3-years of testing(maybe less) of the product(mold, food-breakdown, sterilization, etc...) and the type of packaging before medical approval. Huh. Wonder how their pizza actually tastes. Can it be warmed first?
Comment icon #8 Posted by ancient astronaut on 16 February, 2014, 19:44
I'm sure the military has their "ducks-in-a row", and I commend their efforts to bring gastric pleasure to our military service people. Much like new "astronaut foods" which go through(I think) about 3-years of testing(maybe less) of the product(mold, food-breakdown, sterilization, etc...) and the type of packaging before medical approval. Huh. Wonder how their pizza actually tastes. Can it be warmed first? To answer your question, yes. Each MRE comes with an individual heater that requires adding only a little water (to fill line). Put the meal in the heated pouch and back in the box and afte... [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by Rye17 on 16 February, 2014, 20:07
Twinkie technology
Comment icon #10 Posted by paperdyer on 17 February, 2014, 20:49
I'm sure these will be added to every survial shelter. We can't do without pizza. Maybe they can make more topping available later.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Emin on 20 February, 2014, 20:17
In the end no one can resist za!
Comment icon #12 Posted by Mojohand on 25 February, 2014, 18:56
They stole the tech from Mcdonald's
Comment icon #13 Posted by psyche101 on 26 February, 2014, 3:44
Finally cottoned onto Papa Giuseppe Pizza's hey?
Comment icon #14 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 28 February, 2014, 18:40
They stole the tech from Mcdonald's Except the pizza tastes good.
Comment icon #15 Posted by eaglesareskykittens on 5 March, 2014, 23:14
I heard about this on NPR, and I was like, that's the human race alright. O, the great lengths we will go, for a pizza!


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