DailyDirt: Preserving Food, Preventing Food Waste

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Refrigeration is a relatively recent process to keep foods edible longer. Before electricity, people would store blocks of ice and go to all sorts of efforts to keep foods from spoiling. Here are just a few more interesting links about foods that stay safe to ingest for almost unbelievable amounts of time. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 4th, 2013 @ 5:28pm

    Someone should eat that food!

    Don't let 2000yo food go to waste.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 4th, 2013 @ 5:33pm

    Deep frying

    Actually, 60 days is not long enough. Experiment shown that M-branded French Fries when properly stored in bell jar is indesturctable. [/j]

     

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    Rekrul, Jan 5th, 2013 @ 1:05am

    A specialized microwave could zap bread and sterilize it, so the bread could last at least 60 days without growing mold.

    I've had bread last longer than that in the refrigerator. Sure, it gets a little stale, but there's no mold. Maybe it's because I don't buy plain white bread.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 5th, 2013 @ 8:16am

    Re: Someone should eat that food!

    Were the containers made out of lead?

     

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