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Photos of the Day: Military Pizza Prototype Boasts Lengthy Shelf Life

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:23pm

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.

In this Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 photo, food technologist Tom Yang cuts a prototype pizza at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, in Natick, Mass. Pizza is in development to be used in individual field rations known as meal ready to eat, or MREs. It has been one of the most requested options for soldiers craving a slice of normalcy in the battlefield and disaster areas. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Read: Military Researchers Develop Pizza That Lasts Years

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.

In this Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 photo, food researchers, from the left, Mary Scerra, Priscilla Bitopoulos, and Lauren Pecukonis, prepare ingredients for prototype pizzas in a kitchen at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, in Natick, Mass. Pizza is in development to be used in individual field rations known as meal ready to eat, or MREs. It has been one of the most requested options for soldiers craving a slice of normalcy in the battlefield and disaster areas. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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.

In this Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 photo, a slice of prototype pizza, in development to be used in MRE's — meals ready to eat, sits in a packet next to a smaller packet known as an oxygen scavenger, left, at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Natick, Mass. Pizza is in development to be used in individual field rations known as meal ready to eat, or MREs. It has been one of the most requested options for soldiers craving a slice of normalcy in the battlefield and disaster areas. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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