DailyDirt: How Long Can Food Last?

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

Preserving food in various ways has been a pretty important part of developing stable societies. Without a reliable food supply, it's kind of hard to move forward and to do anything other than creating a stable food chain. But with modern food processing, food can last indefinitely... though it may have gone a bit too far. Here are just a few quick links on a how a few foods stand up to somewhat extreme conditions. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

Filed Under: happy meal, mold, twinkie
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    Anonymous Coward, 7 Feb 2011 @ 5:11pm

    My own anecdotal experiences today

    I just got done eating shrimp and was thinking how much it sucked. I grew up on the Gulf Coast but now live very far from any salt water. The stuff I ate probably came from Vietnam and of course was frozen.

    Did it "last"? Well yes in the sense that I'm sure I'm not going to get sick from it but having grown up with fresh shrimp caught within a day or 2 of being served to me I would say it did not "last".

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