The world is changing, and its changing fast as it attempts to tackle problems such as over-population, climate change and food shortages. What if we were to tell you that some companies are working on technology which would see burgers printed as you wait to chow down on your favorite patty? This wouldn’t be going too far from genetically engineered ‘meat’ products as many raise concerns about the ethical treatment of animals. But the technology would be using food in paste format as their printing ‘ink’.
The printers would be able to design everything from burgers to ice cream to pancakes. Companies are also allegedly testing much more sophisticated versions, with 3D bio-printing being able to print cells and materials together to create more complex food products such as marbled beef steak. This could revolutionize the entire food supply of the world, especially considering the many issues we face as a globe. However, how many people are actually willing to dine on a printed burger is still to be tested.