MAP involving gas mixtures is not a panacea and should not be regarded as a substitute for good manufacturing practices, HACCP programs, and proper distribution temperature conditions for shelf-life extension of food. When used in conjunction with these factors, however, substantial extensions in shelf life and economies in production and distribution are possible. Although the concept of MAP may appear to be simple, its implementation requires the careful evaluation of the chemistry, physiology, and microbiology of the food system in relation to the dynamics of the microenvironment and the packaging material.

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How to Stay Young

For centuries, ever since the legendary Ponce de Leon went searching for the elusive Fountain of Youth, people have been looking for ways to slow down the aging process. Medical science has made great strides in keeping people alive longer by preventing and curing disease, and helping people to live healthier lives. Average life expectancy keeps increasing, and most of us can look forward to the chance to live much longer lives than our ancestors.

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