The Science Behind the Army’s Ready-to-Eat Meals

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David Acetta is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the US Military. He is now the Chief of Public Affairs for the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. He shares his memories of eating MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) during his 25 years of service from 1983 to 2008.

Mary Scerra, a food technologist at the same center where David works in Natick, talks about the challenge in creating a pizza MRE where the bread, the sauce and the cheese all have different water contents.

Learn more about pizza MREs here.