INTRODUCING: 3D Printed Food – And it’s Actually LIVE Food – Good or Bad?

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Ok foodies! Heads up. Here is something you will either absolutely love, or be completely against, and I am curious which it is for you. We have started entering the age of 3d printed food! For real? Yep, for real!! Read on…

Meet Chloé Rutzerveld. Chloé is a freelance food & concept designer who graduated from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands in 2014. Chloé has been busy designing and creating 3D printed, living food through something she calls, the ‘Edible Growth Project’.

Technology is opening doors in every industry in many ways, and with 3D printing technology advancements, it is becoming more and more accessible to more industries. I suppose printing food is an inevitable advancement.

Chloé says: “I want to show that high-tech food or lab-produced food does not have to be unhealthy, unnatural, and not tasteful. Edible Growth is an example of high-tech but fully natural, healthy, and sustainable food made possible by combining aspects of nature, science, technology and design. Edible Growth shows real growth, an intensifying flavor and structure, makes smart use of natural processes like fermentation and photosynthesis and lowers the use of resources.”

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What she says makes sense… so why does this concept seem rather crazy and unnatural? I personally am on the fence about this one. I love the idea, yet I am cautiously optimistic.

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