Accession Number : AD0634673

Title :   HIGH ENERGY SYNTHETIC COMPOUNDS FOR FUTURE COMPACT COMBAT RATIONS,

Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK LABS MASS FOOD DIV

Personal Author(s) : Dymsza ,Henry A. ; Stoews ,Gilbert S. ; Swift,Stephen M.

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Data were presented to show that synthetically produced 1,3-butanediol, propylene glycol and glycerol, which are not normal food sources, can be used to supply dietary calories. All 3 compounds were utilized by animals under a variety of experimental conditions. The results obtained indicate that many problems remain, but that these compounds can serve as models. Nevertheless, the data support the concept that other more potentially useful food compounds can be found, designed, or synthesized. Such compounds, therefore, offer a new approach in the development of nutritionally and logistically ultra-efficient, 'tailor designed', combat rations of the future. At the same time, development of a means of producing food completely independent of land cultivation may serve to promote international stability and peace by counteracting hunger among the world's rapidly multiplying peoples. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GLYCEROLS, MILITARY RATIONS), (*GLYCOLS, MILITARY RATIONS), (*MILITARY RATIONS, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), ENERGY, NUTRITION, FOOD, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE