Make a meat reddening carbon monoxide fridge?

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Trehugger has a Make challenge that I think we’ll pass on…you see, the Food and Drug Administration in the USA allows supermarkets to pack red meat in carbon monoxide gas so it appears red for longer, and then more people will buy it – so…the huggers threw down the loin chop challenge – “Here is a project for Make- connect tailpipe to refrigerator and have better looking food.”. A little too gross and dangerous [via] Link. Thanks Nick!

Pictured here, random meat from the “Meat Identification test“.

4 thoughts on “Make a meat reddening carbon monoxide fridge?

  1. The Washington Post (at least, I think it was the WaPo) ran this story as well. They spiked two steaks with large amounts of E. Coli 0157:H7 and waited. Sure enough, at the end of two weeks or so, one steak was rosy red and the other was a nasty maroon and grey. Eating either steak might be be fatal (E. Coli 0157:H7 is nasty stuff).

  2. Maybe turn it on it’s head. What if you made an insulated enclosure that had a full-spectrum interior light and pumped in carbon dioxide. Like a hydroponic greenhouse for storing your farmers-market veggies, roots and all.

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