In the not-to-distant future, US soldiers will be able to tear into a meal pouch and pull out a ready-to-eat pizza. According to Tech Insider, the US Army has developed a pizza that will last three years.
Lauren Oleksyk, food technologist at the US Army’s Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center, says that the meal is a fully-cooked piece of pizza that comes in a package.
The lab specializes in creating meals-ready-to-eat for the military. They had been working on perfecting the pizza for the last five years.
Using Hurdle Technology, the lab was able to stop bacteria from forming. This creates a kind of barrier that protects the pie from bacteria and mold.
While the pizza unsurprisingly won’t be the same as a fresh slice, it’ll taste more like the ones served during lunch time in a school cafeteria. That doesn’t sound bad at all.
The pizza has so far been well-received.