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Do we really need a ‘simpler’ food source ?

Creator Robert Rhinehart and team developed Soylent after recognizing the disproportionate amount of time and money they spent creating nutritionally complete meals.

via Soylent – Free Your Body.

Personally this is probably the exact opposite where I am going. We do not spend enough time preparing (and growing) our food.

What are your thoughts ?

3D food printing – RN First Bite

Another interesting ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) program discussing the current state and future possibilities in printing your own food. The main part is an interview with a researcher from Cornell University in New York about the usage of their fab@home project to print food.

3D printing of food by Brett L., on Flickr
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License  by  Brett L. 

The program does raise some of the issues commonly associated with the printing of food, but largely focused on the aesthetics and taste. Unfortunately it missed one of the more insidious side-effects of this technology which would most likely lead to more industrialisation and corporatisation of the food eco-system. Personally (while I am a great believer in the potential of Open Source 3D printing and manufacturing) I do think that this would not be a track I would ever want to follow…