Published: Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
3D printed food; I can see that happening. Afterall aren't many of the
processed foods that we are sold today made out of plastic. Do you think that
is cheese on your cheeseburger? Nope, a thin sheet of plastic.
Sorry but this will not make a dent in world hunger. The problem is those
"cartridges of powder and oils" that have to be bought from the store
are not going to be available in enough supply to feed everyone. In other
words, there aren't enough raw materials available to make the food. If
there were, we wouldn't have a hunger problem today.Until we
invent a machine that synthesizes food out of nothing (an impossibility
according to the laws of physics), there will always be a hunger problem.
Machines like this will simply change the way the hunger problem is packaged.
@ Brave Sir Robin: Americans waste enough food to make a huge dent in
eliminating hunger worldwide. This invention will work to eliminate that waste
by prolonging shelf-life and reducing waste in preparation, making food
available to more people.When the food waste from other first world
countries is also eliminated, there will be plenty to eliminate hunger
If I am going to have to live on nothing but 3D printed food tablets.. then give
me a 3D printed gun and some 3D printed animals made up of the tablets (and some
servos) and a 3D printed spade with some 3D printed dirt and 3D printed potatoes
so at least I can pretend that I'm eating something real.
Food made from "Powders and Oils"? Sounds like Soylent Green isn't
too far off.
@ Ironmomo: I had that thought also. @ Hamath: Just because it
is powdered does not mean it is not real. Much food storage food is in powdered
format. Freeze dried food like astronauts eat would be very easy to turn into
full powders. Wheat is turned into a powder (flour) before we eat it. It
really would not be that big of a change for a lot of things.
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