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Scientists Create Pizza That Can Last Years 225

Posted by samzenpus
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An anonymous reader writes "Researchers at the US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center have created a pizza that can be stored for up to three years while still remaining edible. '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.'"
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Scientists Create Pizza That Can Last Years

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  • Re:Three Years? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by icebike (68054) on Sunday February 16, 2014 @07:29PM (#46262541)

    If they only just close enough to finalizing the recipe now how do they know it will last three years?

    These guys invent MREs. That's what they do.
    They have years of experience developing and packaging for long term duration.

    As to how good will it taste in three years, that's based on historical analysis of other similar MREs.
    The Spaghetti MREs are pretty good after three years.

    I know guys who actually like MREs, and bought their own supply for hunting trips after the left the service.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 16, 2014 @08:25PM (#46262889)

    And decades ago, Asimov ranted about processed "cheese" that never went bad. His take: if even bacteria won't eat it, is it really food?

  • Re:I'd rather not. (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Immerman (2627577) on Sunday February 16, 2014 @08:27PM (#46262901)

    Don't be a prisoner to the circle! French-bread pizza can be awesome - use the top and bottom halves of a loaf as the crusts and pile as many topping as you can. Use big enough chunks and you can stack that sucker as tall as the original loaf.

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