It may sound too good to be true, but a naturally occurring chemical called Bisin was discovered by chance at a University of Minnesota lab; it boasts the unlikely ability to preserve food forever. According to preliminary research, the substance isn't harmful to humans.
Food and drug administrators are currently combing over the chemical components of Bisin to verify its innocuous properties, and so far, the prognosis looks good. In the simplest terms, Bisin works by attacking the bacteria responsible for decomposition in eggs, meat, dairy products and fish. Although it's incapable of preserving greens, the substance always fights off poisonous bacteria like E.coli and salmonella.
If this scientific discovery does all it promises, society may have seen the last of expiration dates. But is it too early to celebrate? Something seems off about food that never decays or goes bad. If you aren't phased by the unnaturalness of Bisin, feel free to dig in!
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