After a decade of war, military food scientists have been hard at work at a little-known research facility outside Boston transforming the field ration — known as the Meal, Ready to Eat — into something not just good-tasting but full of energy-enhancing ingredients.
Army Sgt. Seth Bullock taste-tests the chicken and rice portion of an MRE at the Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center, just outside Boston. C.J. Gunther/For The Washington Post Buy Photo