Adapting military technology to the post-Katrina corporate world, the Midwest vendor aims this goody at companies that may need to feed staff -- at a disaster recovery site, for example, in the event of a major emergency.
The pre-cooked meals are placed into a small water-proof pouch, which contains a heating pad made from magnesium and iron. Pouring salt water into the pouch causes an exothermic reaction on the heating pad, which cooks the meal in about 10 minutes.
Sound disgusting? The end result was actually not that bad (arguably better than some of my own pathetic attempts in the kitchen).
The emergence of this type of technology underlines the challenges facing corporate America.