Have you ever had a piece of fruit turn brown overnight, a bottle of wine turn bad quickly, corked or taste just plain bad, grabbed the lunch meat and discover a green fungus rim around the piece of meat, ate potato salad made with eggs after it has been sitting out all day. Well you know well how sick this can make you or how frustrated you become when your hard earned money gets thrown out in the trash.
No longer! Or at least not for a longer time! Researchers at the University of Minnesota, scientist Dan O’Sullivan have reported the discovery of bisin- a naturally occurring compound produced by some types of bacteria.
The agent reduces the growth of bacteria including ecoli, salmonella and listeria (those bugs that give you diarrhea and cause “food poisoning”) and could lead to sandwiches that stay fresh for more than a year- This reported from the London Sunday Times.
The advances and discovery of this product could lead to wine and fresh salad dressing lasting years opened and unable to spoil because of this “magic naturally occuring” compound!
Do you know what this could do for our personal economy, to the food storage industry, to environments where food storage is necessary for survival to its people, to the retail store that will no longer have to “throw away” bad fruit”. This is revolutionary and will change the way we look at our food for years to come.
Can you imagine the teenager or the college student that may leave their food in the floor of their dorm or room for a week and pick it up and eat it without any ill health effects, this is huge. What about the struggling family in Sudan who may have never eaten a golden ripe peach because it may spoil before it reaches them. The long term effect could be endless and in a good way.
I am getting excited even as I write this! I am glancing over at my wire fruit basket, my refrigerator and thinking I can keep that apple, tomato or sandwich there, out in the open for a long time and not have to pull decayed, rotten or mushy food out of it any time soon. WOW! It doesn’t take a lot for me to get excited.
I can go on those overnight backpacking trips and eat a normal meal, I don’t have to pour hot water on the hard dehydrated MRE or crunch on nuts the whole way I can now bring a steak, baked chicken and a side of potato salad and crème brulee for dessert. Now you are talking!
What about the ice bag stands and coolers, camping trips, picnics? No longer need the ice, unless of course you want a cold drink! Limitless, can you hear the excitement in my voice or at least in my writing.
If you have wondered why does cheese last so long? Maybe you haven’t, but if you think about it your mom never really got real concerned if your cheese was a little blue around the edges, she would just cut it off and utter the famous words and we all have heard it “cheese lasts a long time and doesn’t really go bad.” That cube of cheese that never seems to go away. Im sure you have heard that as a child, well, guess what that is because of the discovery also of bisins cousin nisin. Yes, that is why cheese takes so long to go bad. I just got goose bumps!
Maybe this is the key to reports that fast food chain food doesn’t spoil or the documentaries where 2 years later the burger looks the same, did they discover this magic ingredient years ago and have always made it a trade secret, and just simply not let us in on it, think about it. Dirty dogs!
Scientist are expecting this ingredient to be on the market in less than a year and because it is a naturally occurring ingredient in nature it will not have to meet the stringent demands of the FDA, pharmaceutical testing or the long stringent process before approval.
Want to bet someone will try to get patent rights to this product, Monsanto or some other deviant organization and claim all the product and sell it to you for unknown amounts of money or not allow it to get on the market while tying it up in the court system or some other type of legal process.
As I am preparing for the post economic/societal collapse of this once great country, I have found a bright spot in my long term food preservation efforts and I am genuinely pumped, bring on the bisin and the risin……..I am ready for my food to last years with little to no effort. Spread this around! This is huge.
Hey kids gather around the table, Daddy has something to tell you that will change your future! Wait thought I had the printer off, haha!
Contributing source: University of Minnesota, Scientist Dan O’Sullivan, Fox News, London Sunday Times. August 14, 2011