|Military nears holy grail: Pizza that lasts years|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
NATICK, Mass. They call it the holy grail of ready-to-eat meals for soldiers: a pizza that can stay on the shelf for as long as 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 military lab in Massachusetts are closing in on a recipe that doesnt require any refrigeration or freezing.
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