DailyDirt: Will Refill Cartridges For Food Printers Be Insanely Expensive?

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The technology for 3D printing is getting better and cheaper all the time, but some folks think the "killer app" for these printing machines is in food preparation. Food printers aren't quite like Star Trek replicators just yet -- nor is there a way to eliminate the scarcity of food. Still, it'll be pretty cool when most households own an oven, stove, microwave oven... and a 3D food printer. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

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    Wally (profile), 1 Sep 2012 @ 5:10pm


    "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."

    Forget the foods industry.... How about printing kidneys (long shot, has to be exact) and hearts (more viable because we can print the cartilage structures). There is no question in my mind that the 3d printing tech will mature into a less expensive, viable way of growing replacement body parts.

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