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It sounds like science fiction, but the Army is taking a real look at 3-D printing food, an idea that may lead to customizable meals for the battlefield with nutrient yields tailor-made to the individual service member, on demand.
“There really are no 3-D food printers printing out complex foods, so we would start at the very beginning,” said Lauren Oleksyk, who leads the Food Processing and Technology Team in the Defense Department’s Combat Feeding Directorate, at the Army’s labs in Natick, Massachusetts.
Researchers at Natick Labs say generating rations on-site would be a cheaper, more efficient alternative to bringing food in from overseas. The effort is in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Labs, and has the support of the other services.
originally posted by: EyesOpenMouthShut
I imagine the first fielded model being like a star trek replicator that creates any food you want but it all tastes like the veggie omelet MRE, even ice cream. mmm
originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
a reply to: one4all
Council of Nine my friend. Everything we see in sci-fi somehow comes true or is promised to us in the future. When the rich and powerful are behind it, it's no longer entertainment. It becomes foreknowledge for all to share.