Have a bite...if you think your teeth are up to it:
Meals-ready-to-eat, otherwise known as MREs, aren’t know to be the most appetizing of foods for deployed military members.
But now the Army has come up with a pizza that not only has a three year shelf life, but according to taste testers, it actually is pretty good.
"It's a fully assembled and baked piece of pizza in one package," Lauren Oleksyk, a food technologist at the US Army's Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center, told Tech Insider.
“Where’s the achievement here?” you might ask. Well, apparently the pizza’s attackers took some work to thwart:
One hurdle to overcome was figuring out how to prevent mold from growing. For the dough, they used something called Hurdle technology that creates layers of protection from preventing bacteria forming. The tomato sauce has a higher pH and is more acidic to keep the critters away.
All right, that is something to preen about...but can this fabled pizza survive a point-blank round from a Vulcan cannon? How about a Kalashnikov? The public wants to know!