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    Evolution of the MRE

    Today, I salute our Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force or Coast Guard Veterans by looking at the history of the MRE – Meal Ready to Eat. MRE’s were surprisingly not developed until post World War II. In 1963, the Department of Defense began working on a project to develop a variety of nutritional meals that military personnel could not only carry but would also fill their nutritional needs. Researchers knew they had to devise a package that not only was cost-effective, but was transportable into extreme terrain and circumstances, which many special force members encounter. First Prototype MRE In, 1968, Dr Abdul Rahman, a food scientist at the Natick Labs created the first meal ready to…

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    Does the Government Decide What You Eat – PART 2

    A four part series examining the United States Government’s relationship with the agricultural industry and how that directly affects your family’s health In part 1, we discovered CORN is the most heavily processed food in the nation and high-fructose corn syrup is killing us, by making us the most overweight nation  in the world.   Because the US Government subsidizes farmers to produce more corn, eventually  to be processed, but does not compensate farmers to grow fruits and vegetables, we are a nation that is doomed. Government Is Not Concerned Our national “Dietary Guidelines,” are developed by the Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with the United States Department…