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(BBC)   Company says it can keep bread mold-free for 60 days. Bonus: Not Twinkies   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 44
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2012-12-01 07:49:15 AM
Sounds good..hope it's safe. It would save a lot of food waste
 
2012-12-01 07:50:14 AM
Lembas?
 
2012-12-01 07:55:06 AM
i26.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-01 07:55:17 AM
April 2, 1863. Never forget.
 
2012-12-01 07:58:49 AM
Or you could just put it in the fridge, lazy. It'll last like a month.
 
2012-12-01 08:00:59 AM
A good friend of mine always used to say "mold is just god's way of telling you that you better eat that shiat before it goes bad on you".

/he is still alive at 80+
//what doesn't kill you.....
 
2012-12-01 08:06:33 AM
sara lee bread. dont know what they put in it but it really lasts a long time.
 
2012-12-01 08:08:01 AM
FTA: Food waste is a massive problem in most developed countries. In the US, figures released this year suggest that the average American family throws away 40% of the food they purchase

I'm going to assume this is an example of the 'average' being skewed by a small number of overachievers. Because, wow.
 
2012-12-01 08:08:40 AM

DayeOfJustice: Or you could just put it in the fridge, lazy. It'll last like a month.



Bread goes stale quicker in the fridge, you dolt.

Why do you think breadbins exist?
 
2012-12-01 08:12:10 AM

Bungles: DayeOfJustice: Or you could just put it in the fridge, lazy. It'll last like a month.


Bread goes stale quicker in the fridge, you dolt.

Why do you think breadbins exist?


Mine lasts fine. I've literally not seen any mold on my wheat bread for the years I've done it (Bananas work too. The peel goes bad but the innards seem to last a little longer). What kind of bread are you eating that gets moldy in the fridge? Actually, what kind of fridge do you have?
 
2012-12-01 08:16:55 AM

DayeOfJustice: Bungles: DayeOfJustice: Or you could just put it in the fridge, lazy. It'll last like a month.


Bread goes stale quicker in the fridge, you dolt.

Why do you think breadbins exist?

Mine lasts fine. I've literally not seen any mold on my wheat bread for the years I've done it (Bananas work too. The peel goes bad but the innards seem to last a little longer). What kind of bread are you eating that gets moldy in the fridge? Actually, what kind of fridge do you have?




Your bread isn't going moldy, it's going stale. Bread retains that fresh softness that it has when you first buy it for over a week or so in a breadbin. Put it in the fridge, and it's that denser, harder, less pleasant type of bread in about 5 or 6 hours.

The miracle of starch bonds! They don't like the cold. You are unnecessarily making your bread not as it was intended to be eaten.

If you only eat toast, and not plain bread in sandwiches or whatever, it doesn't really matter. You can freeze bread and it still makes good toast.
 
2012-12-01 08:17:36 AM
White bread makes you fatter.
 
2012-12-01 08:22:46 AM

generallyso: FTA: Food waste is a massive problem in most developed countries. In the US, figures released this year suggest that the average American family throws away 40% of the food they purchase

I'm going to assume this is an example of the 'average' being skewed by a small number of overachievers. Because, wow.


I have heard that 90% of items bought under $50 get thrown away within 6 months.

It`s a systemic issue, not just a food issue.
 
2012-12-01 08:24:36 AM

dready zim: generallyso: FTA: Food waste is a massive problem in most developed countries. In the US, figures released this year suggest that the average American family throws away 40% of the food they purchase

I'm going to assume this is an example of the 'average' being skewed by a small number of overachievers. Because, wow.

I have heard that 90% of items bought under $50 get thrown away within 6 months.

It`s a systemic issue, not just a food issue.




So everything should have a fixed minimum price of $50. TA DA! Problem solved! Forever. FOREVER!
 
2012-12-01 08:25:37 AM
fta... the average American family throws away 40% of the food they purchase - which adds up to $165bn (£102bn) annually.

i think this is absolutely bullshiate unless they count the kernel of corn you left on your plate because you didn't tongue the plate clean, you left a sliver of chicken on that leg bone, and you didn't rinse the empty tomato soup can with a tiny bit of water to get all the concentrate your spoon couldn't reach and add it to your bowl. i throw away absolutely nothing. if i had a loaf of bread go moldy or a bag of chips go stale i'd be mad as hell at myself. do any of you throw away 40% of the food you buy?
 
2012-12-01 08:28:22 AM

Bungles: dready zim: generallyso: FTA: Food waste is a massive problem in most developed countries. In the US, figures released this year suggest that the average American family throws away 40% of the food they purchase

I'm going to assume this is an example of the 'average' being skewed by a small number of overachievers. Because, wow.

I have heard that 90% of items bought under $50 get thrown away within 6 months.

It`s a systemic issue, not just a food issue.



So everything should have a fixed minimum price of $50. TA DA! Problem solved! Forever. FOREVER!


Meh.

I blame those that get discouraged.

/stop being fat
 
2012-12-01 08:28:28 AM

starlost: fta... the average American family throws away 40% of the food they purchase - which adds up to $165bn (£102bn) annually.

i think this is absolutely bullshiate unless they count the kernel of corn you left on your plate because you didn't tongue the plate clean, you left a sliver of chicken on that leg bone, and you didn't rinse the empty tomato soup can with a tiny bit of water to get all the concentrate your spoon couldn't reach and add it to your bowl. i throw away absolutely nothing. if i had a loaf of bread go moldy or a bag of chips go stale i'd be mad as hell at myself. do any of you throw away 40% of the food you buy?



And if those people stopped wasting food, the economic impact would re-crash the economy...
 
2012-12-01 08:44:50 AM
MMMMMMMMgggrrhmmmmmm (homer drooling sounds)...microwaved, 60-day-old bread!!
 
2012-12-01 08:48:21 AM
bake it fresh or eat it. Its freaking bread. Empty calories. chances are youre eating too much of it already...
 
2012-12-01 08:55:49 AM
Hopefully its better than the french toast mattress that comes in MRE's, saliva not included.
 
2012-12-01 09:14:01 AM
Call it magic microwave technology and it's acceptable. Call it what it is and it is not?
 
2012-12-01 09:37:33 AM

porterm: sara lee bread. dont know what they put in it but it really lasts a long time.


So does Roman Meal.
 
2012-12-01 09:45:21 AM
My Aunt was frugal. She kept bread in her gas oven with the pilot light on. The temperature in there was always about 125-140 F The bread was wrapped in plastic from the store and tied with a twist tie. The bread never went stale or moldy.

The bread tasted like fresh baked always. Wonder why no one has ever marketed a warm bread keeper?
 
2012-12-01 10:02:24 AM
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2012-12-01 10:07:58 AM

Sub Human: My Aunt was frugal. She kept bread in her gas oven with the pilot light on. The temperature in there was always about 125-140 F The bread was wrapped in plastic from the store and tied with a twist tie. The bread never went stale or moldy.

The bread tasted like fresh baked always. Wonder why no one has ever marketed a warm bread keeper?


If she was continuously maintaining an oven temperature of 120, she wasn't frugal at all. You don't get that from just the pilot.
 
2012-12-01 10:12:41 AM

porterm: sara lee bread. dont know what they put in it but it really lasts a long time.


Calcium propotionate as a mold inhibitor. Diglycerides of fatty acids and various enzymes to slow stalin g.

But it's usually more profitable for everyone if it goes mouldy and you have to buy another loaf two days after opening the first.
 
2012-12-01 10:17:38 AM
This would be a great technology for improving the taste of bread. Currently the way they inihibit mold is by adding vinegar to the bread recipe, which is why most store-bought bread has a slightly vinegary odor and tastes like ass.
 
2012-12-01 10:40:19 AM

starlost: fta... the average American family throws away 40% of the food they purchase - which adds up to $165bn (£102bn) annually.

i think this is absolutely bullshiate unless they count the kernel of corn you left on your plate because you didn't tongue the plate clean, you left a sliver of chicken on that leg bone, and you didn't rinse the empty tomato soup can with a tiny bit of water to get all the concentrate your spoon couldn't reach and add it to your bowl. i throw away absolutely nothing. if i had a loaf of bread go moldy or a bag of chips go stale i'd be mad as hell at myself. do any of you throw away 40% of the food you buy?


No - these stats are pretty well known, and rather consistent. For instance, 13% of all edible and health fruit and vegetables are thrown away in uneaten in household trash. And don't forget the monster portions you get at restaurants that you can't finish.

The problem is that Americans spend very little of their income on food. Because we spend so little, we don't feel that we are wasting money on uneaten food.
 
kth
2012-12-01 10:46:17 AM
Make your own, it's easy, and the bread is better.

1 kilo flour, 13 g salt, 6-8 g yeast, 600g water. Makes about enough for two people for a week.

Incorporate all ingredients and wait half an hour, low speed knead for 10 minutes, let rise in an oiled container until doubled, then put in oiled pans and let rise again for a while (maybe an hour?), bake in oven at 450 until done. Let rest for five minutes, then take out of pan, cut a big slice and put lots of butter on it.
 
2012-12-01 10:53:48 AM

kth: Make your own, it's easy, and the bread is better.

1 kilo flour, 13 g salt, 6-8 g yeast, 600g water. Makes about enough for two people for a week.

Incorporate all ingredients and wait half an hour, low speed knead for 10 minutes, let rise in an oiled container until doubled, then put in oiled pans and let rise again for a while (maybe an hour?), bake in oven at 450 until done. Let rest for five minutes, then take out of pan, cut a big slice and put lots of butter on it.



Like making your own soap/humus/pasta.... great fun the first two times, then "Jesus, fark that".
 
2012-12-01 11:20:14 AM
Part of the reason the more expensive "fancy" bread lasts longer is because it's usually denser and likely has more fat in it. Therefore it lasts longer. And, or many of them it's also a shorter loaf with less slices which means you'll likely eat it before it goes bad.

The process they're talking about basically sounds like hitting it with radiation to kill all the bacteria. Works great in a lab, not sure I would be willing to eat it. Especially considering 60 day old bread is going to be bad even if it isn't moldy.
 
2012-12-01 11:50:19 AM
Why not just make 1/4 loaves? They already make 1/2 loaves.

Just be grateful you aren't French, and need to buy a non-stale baguette every 14 hours.
 
2012-12-01 11:56:31 AM
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2012-12-01 12:52:12 PM
That company is not Whole Foods. I can guarandamntee you that. Two days mold-free . . . tops.
 
2012-12-01 01:14:16 PM
FTFA: "make bread stay mould-free for 60 days."

I think what's left out here is "if the package isn't opened".

Once the package is opened environmental mold spores will make the bread go moldy (provided it still has enough moisture).

What the device seems to do is kill surface spores that find the bread between baking and packaging. Baking kills any internal spores. Only 1 spore is enough to eventually make the bread go moldy in an unopened package.

Who would buy bread that they don't open and use for 60 days? This treatment is targeted at manufactures because it gives their bread a much longer shelf life.
 
2012-12-01 01:44:28 PM
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2012-12-01 01:59:28 PM
But can they keep bread-mold free?
 
2012-12-01 01:59:34 PM
i found a year old loaf of Sunbeam Italion bread without a spec of mold on it . It was hard as a rock but unmouldy. Sara lee breads I believe are made by Bimbo Bakers. They use allot of extended shelf life formulas.
 
2012-12-01 02:46:16 PM
They say it's so individuals waste less food, but it's really so bakeries have less of their stuff thrown away while it's sitting on the shelves.

Thank God we live in America where they'll spring this on all the food they can without properly testing it. Then the baking industry, which at this point have tripled their bread profits, will spend millions of dollars lobbying to protect the practice, because, you know, nothing has been definitively proven yet - sure there are a couple of studies with bad implications, but look at these studies we've funded! And look at this campaign contribution!

And while the congressman knows it's wrong, he knows he can justify siding with "Big Bakery" in the eyes of his few constituents that actually give a crap and he knows he needs to be reelected and in the age of super pacs he knows he needs every dime he can muster.

60 day shelf life bread has ruined america
 
2012-12-01 02:53:51 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: But can they keep bread-mold free?


Damn ass-car.
 
2012-12-01 03:15:27 PM
Bungles : Your bread isn't going moldy, it's going stale. Bread retains that fresh softness that it has when you first buy it for over a week or so in a breadbin. Put it in the fridge, and it's that denser, harder, less pleasant type of bread in about 5 or 6 hours.

I keep my bread in the fridge and it seems to do just fine.

// squeeze the air out of the bag first.

// hmm, I buy sourdough exclusively though, maybe that reacts differently than plain white bread.

// I also toast or grill all of the bread I eat, but it's still soft before I toast it (I toast it because I don't like cold bread :P )
 
2012-12-01 03:26:14 PM

JackDecoeurs: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 480x307]


Is that the wasabi-infused loaf he made? Been a while since I saw that.


/heh, and then "Release the (mold-detecting) hounds!"
 
2012-12-01 09:18:51 PM

DayeOfJustice: Or you could just put it in the fridge, lazy. It'll last like a month.


If you live in a dry climate, putting the bread in the fridge will make it last even longer than that. I had a loaf stay mold-free for just about two months. I ate it, but only occasionally, and I was able to use every bit of it with no mold issues.
 
2012-12-02 06:17:19 PM
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