Business Insider: In The Future, We Will Eat 60-Day-Old Bread
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Mold is the bane of any bread-lover's existence.
The fear of green fuzzy splotches making baked goods unfit to eat within days of purchase may soon be relieved.
MicroZap, a company based in Texas, has developed a method to keep bread mold-free for 60 days. That's about six times longer than the shelf-life of regular packaged bread.
"We probably could have gone farther, we just didn't try it," CEO Don Stull told Business Insider.
Either way, a longer lifespan helps cut down on food waste, while encouraging manufacturers to get rid of preservatives. ...
It will be interesting to see if this takes hold. Years ago they developed irradiated meat which, as long as it was kept sealed, you store in your cupboard without refrigeration. The concept is so counterintuitive that to this day it hasn't been commercialized (that I know of.)