Why Study Food Storage?

 
 
Disaster Relief/Humanitarian Aid
Financial, political, and logistical issues often result in humanitarian aid commodities being stored for extended periods of time in the donor and/or recipient country. Knowledge gained through long-term storage research can minimize losses and increase quality.
 
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Disaster Relief/Humanitarian Aid
Military Rations
 
Military Rations
Napoleon said, "An army marches on its stomach!" He offered a substantial prize to whoever could develop a reliable method of food preservation to keep his army fed. Modern-day military relies heavily on foods that can be kept for extended periods of time, often under extreme conditions.
 
Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center
 
 
 
Space Missions
Space! The final--and distant--frontier! NASA and other collaborating research institutions are currently working on products with a three- to five-year shelf life, which will be required for a potential mission to Mars.
 
Photo courtesy of NASA
Space Missions
President Gordon B. Hinckley
 
Self Reliance/Personal Preparedness
"As we have been continuously counseled for more than 60 years, let us have some food set aside that would sustain us for a time in case of need. But let us not panic nor go to extremes. Let us be prudent in every respect." (Source: President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, Nov. 2001, 73)
 
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For more information on how to start or continue your personal food storage, see www.providentliving.org
Provident Living Website