U.S. Army Develops Three-Year-Edible Pizza

U.S. soldiers will finally have their long-time wish granted. Researchers at the U.S. Army's Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Natick, Massachusetts, say they will soon be ready to add pizza to the field rations, known as "meals ready to eat" [MREs].

 As one of the most popular foods in the U.S., pizza has long been the most frequently requested food option for soldiers deployed far from field kitchens.

Researchers say they are close to perfecting a recipe for the pork or turkey pepperoni pizza that can stay edible for up to three years without the need for refrigeration.

Scientists say they have found a way to prevent the moisture in tomato sauce, cheese and toppings from making the dough soggy and susceptible to mold and bacteria. 

Those who tried the MRE pizza say it tasted pretty good, and the only missing experience was that it was not hot.

VOA News / Feb. 20, 2014 08:19 KST