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!
Photo credit: Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) via Science Daily
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.