A "meal of the future" made with a 3D printer--a sausage in taste and shape, but pureed in texture?
German food company Biozoon is working on a "3D printer meal" that can be eaten by people suffering from "dyspnea.
When you catch a cold or have an upset stomach, you are forced to eat salt porridge in front of your family members who are enjoying a delicious meal. If you have ever had such an experience, you know what I mean. The sadness of not being able to eat the same food as everyone else
because of the inability to eat solid food...
A "meal of the future" that solves such problems has been developed by Biozoon
, a German food company. The U.S. media outlet Fast Company reported the news.
I want to eat the same meals as everyone else... (Photo: Image)
According to the media outlet, Biozoon is developing a "meal of the future" that will be made using a 3D printer
. The purpose is to help the elderly who suffer from dyspepsia, a condition that prevents them from swallowing food properly. The food looks and tastes like the real thing, but the texture is "pure
ed" so that even those who cannot chew and swallow solid food can enjoy the taste.
Matthias Kuck, who heads the company, says, "Should elderly people just eat soft foods? What's the point of living like that? I don't know if that's true or not, but it's a bit of an exaggeration to say that there is no meaning to life. I think "no meaning to life" is a bit of an exaggeration, but I understand his feelings because I too am obsessed with eating.
I'm gonna eat good food till the day I die! (Photo: Image)
So far, the company has only succeeded in developing a "sausage" (it is Germany, after all!). It is expected that the first "meal of the future" will make its debut by 2015.
*All images are from Biozoon