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Albany firm puts urine through nanotech to hydrate MREs

Nano nano, eh?
Would you eat food cooked in your own urine? Food scientists working for the US military have developed a dried food ration that troops can hydrate by adding the filthiest of muddy swamp water or even peeing on it....

homepage: homepage: http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99996185

let 'em piss on their food 23.Jul.2004 19:50

vote with Yer pocketbook

Fuck "our troops."

Somehow, forcing them to piss on their food to eat it makes perfect sense.

Fuck them.

Piss on "our troops."

Fuck "our troops." 24.Jul.2004 02:45

Sheepdog

Sure, fuck em.
They are our countrymen who have been placed in harms ways to ravage the world because we let our 'representatives' put them there to eat DU dust and perform the heroic job to maintain their status as GI self propelled ballistic jell. To come home, if they did sound of body, to be discarded like any used bottle.
I think they have already been fucked.

look at the positive side of this 24.Jul.2004 04:14

Dance

At least this could put a short-term diversion in the administration's "trickle down imperialism". Imagine the pain that could be reduced here in America among our own downtrodden if we could get Dubya just to pee his pants, even if he doesn't actually drink it.

A perfect synergy 24.Jul.2004 12:30

reduce, reuse, recycle

finally our tax dollars are being used toward a sustainable future. Woohoo!

Hydration Tech 26.Jul.2004 10:34

Bison Boy

Before we all get pissy, so to speak, I think y'all should be aware that this is only one application of a technology that could save millions in the developing world from the diseases associated with contaminated water. For starters, see  http://www.hydrationtech.com/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=MHTI&Category_Code=TECH-FO

I first heard about them maybe a year ago, and their technology has outstanding humanitarian and disaster-relief applications. Their website, sadly, has been changed to reflect a marketing focus on the military. Sigh. Darn marketers.

(Also, note that using urine in this product is a desperation measure, as it will NOT filter out urea.)