The TSA (Transportation Security Adminstration) has announced a new policy, “No ramen will be allowed on planes”. This is part of their (the TSA’s) ever expanding policies that are designed to increase air safety. According to a source at the TSA, "ramen could not only be a fire hazard" and "we aren't really sure what the flavor packet contains". Several airlines lobbied for this change because they felt that ramen was eroding some of the revenue that they get by selling boxed meals.
TSA screening device, with "ramen detection capabilities"
Personally, I feel this policy is misguided, but we must keep our skies safe to protect our freedom. Who knows, maybe there will be ramen sellers outside of the airports now?