Thursday, April 6, 2017

Printing Out Food...!

It's almost like something from the Star Trek series. Replicators that can copy food or drink.

Researchers have managed to find a great way to use 3D printing. They can produce food...actual edible food! To me this is one of the greatest things to happen in a long, long time!

The Replicator

Photo credit: Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) via Science Daily
Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre has prototyped a device which it believes could be the future of urban farming. Called the “CellPod,” it is an appliance resembling a lamp, small enough to fit on any kitchen shelf. All it needs are the undifferentiated cells of a plant in a microscopic amount, and within a week, it will have 3-D printed enough food for a healthy meal
Since the cells contain the genetic code for the entire plant and only the most desirable parts are replicated, the resulting substance is even healthier than a naturally grown plant. Researchers admit that the currently bland taste needs work, but the implications for food production in impoverished or high-population areas are staggering. The device is even able to produce viable foodstuffs from the cells of some nonedible materials such as birch

I can only imagine what a boon this would be for the hungry in many countries around the world. Who caresw if it taste bland, as long as it can keep folks from starving to death!

Coffee in the kitchen again this morning.


Caddie said...

Amazing. What next!

Momlady said...

Won't work without electricity will it? Pretty soon we'll be nourished by Soylent Green.

Sixbears said...

Engineer friend of mine just got a 3D printer for his home office. He told me of all the wonderful things he can do with it. I told him to let me know when he can print a pizza.

Rob said...

Print a pizza!

HermitJim said...

Hey Caddie...
You never know what the will come up with next. I think this idea is a good one and hope they get it figured out OK.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Momlady...
No, gotta have electricity to run it. I reckon you could use solar, though.
Never know what's next from these folks!
Thanks, my friend, for coming over this morning!

Hey Sixbears...
Could come in handy for printing up needed parts for repairing a boat, maybe? Who knows?
Thanks for the visit today!

Hey Rob...
Pizza is always a great idea!
Thanks for taking the time to visit this morning!

JO said...

That would be a wonderful thing for the poor, but how can they say it will help farmers? I don't know after cooking up lots of veggies and a pot of beans yesterday full of flavors it would be hard on the taste buds to eat bland.

See you in the kitchen