Would you eat a 3D “printed” food?

That could be one of the most exciting moments for 3D printing. This moment where people buy a 3D printer to print the food they are going to eat.

Two situations could occur:

  • Either those who are addicted to food and to creativity in the way they eat will totally appreciate and become crazy of this technology.
  • Or those who are very conservative and great fans of organic food will find it a little bit too chemical.

Before you decide the group for which you will stand for, let us give you some trends of this innovation:

  • Chewing-gum and candy lovers, listen: Wacker, a Munich-based chemical company creates a new way to 3D print chewing-gum. “What begins as a piece of chewy candy turns into chewing gum” very quickly.
  • In addition to the increasing use of robots in farming, Australia Rippa is planning to 3D print red meat, the aim being to reduce waste of time and processing costs. Biozoon has already taken this initiative by proposing a 3D printed plate for sufferers of dysphagia.

performance concept                        Biozoon printed plate for sufferers of dysphagia

Regarding this project called “Performance concept” and financed by the European Union, Matthias Kück affirms that the 3D printed food still has a long way to go before being a trustworthy commercialized process.

According to experts, this revolution could be a solution to the global food problem. However, while waiting for that to happen, some restaurants such as Food Ink are already making money with its futuristic gourmet experience.


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