DailyDirt: Will Refill Cartridges For Food Printers Be Insanely Expensive?
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- Peter Thiel's philanthropic foundation has invested in Modern Meadow -- a company that will develop 3D bioprinting techniques for disrupting the current meat industry. Growing edible meat tissue without a farm could be more environmentally friendly, but one of the company's first goals is to just grow a 1-inch long piece of synthetic meat suitable for eating. [url]
- Cornell University has a food printing lab as part of its Fab@Home venture. This group has been working on printing food since 2007, and the researchers speculate that food printers could vastly reduce the time people spend preparing food. [url]
- Burritob0t is an open source project to create a Tex-Mex 3D printer, capable of generating tasty, custom burritos from extruding ingredients such as beans, rice, cheese and salsa onto a tortilla. Unfortunately, lettuce and chunky salsa aren't on this robot's menu -- but perhaps a meat paste could be added... [url]
- Chocolate lovers in the UK might want to thank researchers at the University of Exeter for creating a 3D printer that prints layers of chocolate. These developers want to create a website that anyone can print chocolate creations from -- but they'll probably need a really good Spam filter before they turn that feature on. [url]