Natick develops compressed meals
Food scientists at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center’s Combat Feeding Directorate, Natick, Mass., have developed a new tightly packaged ration called Compressed Meal (CM) that delivers fresh-food quality for use by mechanized infantry units.

A CM is much smaller than a Meal Ready-to-Eat (MRE), occupies up to one-third less volume, and weighs less without giving up any of the accessories or calories found in an MRE. The main entrée in the CM is subjected to freeze…

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