Would You Eat 3D Printed Food?

Ian-Fortey by Ian-Fortey on May. 21, 2013

3D printing.  It seems pretty cool even though most regular people have no access to it yet.  We’ve seen guns, a woman in a sexy plastic dress and all kinds of pointless plastic knick knacks since we first learned about it.  And now, finally, 3D printing is becoming awesome because NASA is going to use it to print food.  And not just any food, pizza.

3D printing food works mostly the same as 3D printing anything, you just replace the polymers with food ingredients and water.  The stuff gets extruded and cooked and there you go.  So how do you make a 3D pizza?  Squirt out a dough that cooks as a prints, then squirt out dried tomato with water and oil for sauce and for the super treat of a topping a “non-descript protein layer.”  We’ve all seen video clips that ended like that.

It may not sound like the most delicious pizza you’ve ever had, but that’s just the recipe for the very first printed pizza, they’re bound to get better.  If all goes as planned this technology can be used by astronauts in space and in many parts of the world that suffer through famine and malnutrition.  But all of that is going to be a precursor to you and I having these in our homes and that’s the real test for a product.  Is this something we really need in our lives?  Let’s evaluate the pros and cons!

Pro: No more putting up with delivery guys or late orders

Con: Creepy shut ins will be able to go months at a time without even seeing the sun.

Pro: Makes life more like Star Trek

Con: Someone’s bound to just try to live off of protein and fat cubes

Pro: Save time making dinner by just downloading and printing recipes

Con: Printer jam causes you to cook a festering bologna, watermelon and cheese pie

Pro: Printer jam causes you to cook whiskey tacos

Con: Run out of tomato ink, printer compensates by just printing more dough

Pro: Can download hundreds of recipes for food you’d never otherwise be able to make

Con: Forget to clean print heads, everything you cook tastes like salmonella

Pro:  Pie anytime you want it

Con: Pretty much no chance that non-descript protein layer won’t cause diarrhea

Pro: Download recipes from Gordon Ramsay and you’ll impress your date

Con: PC Load Letter

So at the end of the day, do you think 3D printed food is going to be worth it?

-- Ian (@holytaco)

Wanna read about 3D printing guns? See how one geek made a working Dead Space Plasma Cutter. 

Did we not tell you that 3D printing would kick ass? Check out Dita Von Teese wearing a very sexy 3D printed nylon dress.

26 comments
rbkroe
rbkroe

eat shit asshole!

Dale101
Dale101 User

or i could just walk to the shop and buy a 99p pizza

Dale101
Dale101

or i could just walk to the shop and buy a 99p pizza

otek420
otek420 User

Pro: Shut the F%ck up and print me a pizza Break! FAX THAT SH!T!

otek420
otek420

Pro: Shut the F%ck up and print me a pizza Break! FAX THAT SH!T!

YeaISaidIt
YeaISaidIt User

I could see this working for baked goods. I'd eat a printed cupcake or brownie. I'd step on anything with meat and/or ingredients that spoil quickly.

YeaISaidIt
YeaISaidIt

I could see this working for baked goods. I'd eat a printed cupcake or brownie. I'd step on anything with meat and/or ingredients that spoil quickly.

Paul_UK78
Paul_UK78 User

That pizza looks like an abortion.

Paul_UK78
Paul_UK78

That pizza looks like an abortion.

Bullistic
Bullistic User

PC Load Letter? What the fu©k does that mean?

Bullistic
Bullistic

PC Load Letter? What the fu©k does that mean?

KKTPP
KKTPP

imagine viruses?? printing nails inside your cupcakes and sh1t flavoured frosting... now that would suck!

KKTPP
KKTPP

imagine viruses?? printing nails inside your cupcakes and sh1t flavoured frosting... now that would suck!

usgrant
usgrant User

No big deal, we've already been eating twinkies and slim jims.

usgrant
usgrant

No big deal, we've already been eating twinkies and slim jims.

Fortey
Fortey User

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Fortey
Fortey

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Tim-Rewitzer-61

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rbkroe
rbkroe

eat shit asshole!

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