The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Yissum Research Development Company have just unveiled a futuristic, extremely impressive breakthrough for 3D printing technologies – personalized foods made using an edible, high-tech fiber with zero calories! This versatile fiber is known as nanocellulose.
According to the President of Yissum and CEO Yaron Daniely, “[t]he idea [of this 3D printed food technology] is to enable full control of the substances used for the purpose of creating healthy and tasty meals that can be eaten immediately. This has the potential to address a variety of challenges facing the field of nutrition.”
Foods such as meat substitutes could be easily printed, as well as producing allergy-friendly alternative products. Ultimately, this is a giant leap toward eliminating animal agriculture from food production altogether without compromising on traditional textures. Continue reading “Personalized vegan foods made using 3D printed high-tech fiber with zero calories”
Recipe design & software to be grocer’s new secret sauce? 3D printing might bring tech world business model elements to grocery stores, such as software-as-a-service or SaaS. SaaS sells or licenses and delivers software to the user on demand rather than as a product in a box. In the future, grocery stores might compete on how their chefs, or store’s ‘food designers’, produce the best meal programs available only on that store’s website for single downloads and only using that store’s supplies. Continue reading “Recipe design & software to be grocer’s new secret sauce?”
In 15 years’ time, there’s a chance some of the beef you consume will have been grown in a test tube. The cow never would have had a beating heart, nor a brain, nor would it have seen a paddock or a feedlot. It would just be a bunch of cells and tissue. Continue reading “The future of food: cultured meat, 3D-printed meals, GM crops, Soylent and seaweed”
We now live in a world where a 3D printer can create chocolate. Feel free to pinch yourself, but no, you’re not dreaming. At last week’s Lenovo Tech World Conference in Beijing, the China-based corporation showed off a number of new tech concepts, none quite so incredible as the 3D chocolate printer. Continue reading “Tech Titan Lenovo Demos 3-D Printer That Literally Prints Food”
We’ve already seen 3D printed food, but it’s an area that has a long way to go before it’s anywhere close to being considered a mainstream tool for the culinary market. With that said, 3D printing has already touched another area related to food, an area which could really benefit from the technology immediately: that of food production. Continue reading “Food Rising Unveils 3D Printable Mini-Farm Grow Box System”