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Old 06 January 2016, 03:20 PM
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Back in early high school, our science teacher produced a sealed plastic bag with a piece of steak in it. The bag had been vacuum-sealed and irradiated back in the 1960's, and was touted as being still edible (this would have been, at the time, a roughly 20-year-old piece of steak).

Now, I can't vouch for how edible it may or may not have been - indeed, the question arises as to how anyone could know, without opening it up and eating it. But it clearly was not rotten, and looked to be in generally good shape.

TL;DR - obviously vacuum-packed and irradiated people are going to be well-preserved.
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