An Army laboratory has figured out how to make ready-to-eat pizza that lasts for three years, and perhaps most surprisingly, it actually tastes good.
"It's a fully assembled and baked piece of pizza in one package," said Lauren Oleksyk, a food technologist at the US Army's Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center, a lab that helps create the military's meals-ready-to-eat (MRE) rations.
MRE pizza has been the holy grail of Natick since the early 1990s. And as the article notes, it's a very, very tough challenge. We sometimes take for granted the miracles that processed food provide.
Now, as noted in the main article, it's not particularly good pizza. It's likened to a school cafeteria.
But I have very fond memories of the grease bomb pizza served at my school.