Food 3D printer could end people’s reliance on mass-produced food (VIDEO)

The future of home cooking could reside within a 3D printer in peoples’ kitchens. That is if Natural Machines succeeds with the development of its microwave oven-sized food 3D printer. As one of the most exciting areas of innovation, 3D printing has captured the minds of many as a potential game changer for the way we consume, and even produce, household items.

However, when it comes to the idea of 3D printing food, it is fair to say many consumers are as concerned as they are curious. Appearing at this year’s Web Summit in Dublin, Natural Machines drew a lot of interest for its Foodini machine, which can combine five ingredients at once to make a variety of different foods, from pizzas to biscuits.

According to the company’s CMO and co-founder, Lynette Kuscma, the concept of 3D-printed food is actually one that aims to take on the mass-produced food market, particularly its preference for using preservatives and other chemicals, which may not be particularly healthy. … (Read more)