A Dutch Industrial Design student from the University of Eindhove has created a new type of 3D printing machine called Edible Growth that is capable of creating edible snacks.
The Edible Growth 3D printer is a concept at the current time and has been designed as a project to provide environmentally responsible food production into the hands of individuals.
Chloe Rutzerveld explains a little more : “We live in an era where food is not only grown or bred anymore, but manufactured in a laboratory setting or build with a 3D printer. These technologies influence supply chains, eating habits, preparation methods and introduce entirely new food products to the market.
Edible growth is an example of a future food product that forms a bridge between new technologies and authentic practises of growing and breeding food. Multiple layers containing seeds, spores and yeast are printed according to a personalized 3D file. Within five days the plants and fungi mature and the yeast ferments the solid inside into a liquid.
The product’s intensifying structure, scent and taste are reflected in its changing appearance. Depending on the preferred intensity, the consumer decides when to harvest and enjoy the delicious, fresh and nutrient-rich edible.”
For more information on the new Edible Growth 3D printer that was created in collaboration with TNO (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research) jump over to the Chloe Rutzerveld website for details.
Source: 3D Print