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Current Event August 16, 2015

Military Rations in School Lunches

The search for food that is low cost, tasty and slow-to-spoil has been an ongoing goal of the military, especially during World War II. That’s why military science has influenced the food in school lunches, as well as other convenient foods such as granola bars and juice boxes. Military research and ingredients are found in many foods, including the McDonald’s McRib Sandwich. A new book encourages people to think more about where convenient, non-perishable food comes from and whether this food science should be used so commonly outside the military.

World War II chemistry Nutrition Civics/Government

Story Length: 8:14

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AIR DATE: 08/04/2015

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