Futuristic Food with 3D Printing

The Lempert Report
March 02, 2023

3D printing is one of the things that I've been talking about for many years. I love this concept. And the folks at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, have a new 3D printer. What are they printing? 

Sally: You're gonna love this, Phil, because it's one of your favorite foods. They are printing chocolate and not just regular chocolate, they're printing a healthy chocolate. They're using a different type of emulsifier, to make this chocolate. So, it has less fat in it. 

Phil: Yeah, I think food printing has so much, whether it's changing the ingredients like this chocolate to make it healthier, we've seen the pizza 3D printer on sale, for probably about five years already. And I still go back to the idea of 3D printing cakes, you know, in supermarkets is the way to go. Because every time I walk into every supermarket, they've got these beautiful cakes that are there. And I just have to wonder what happens at the end of the day when, you know, half of them were sold, what happens to the other half? And sure, I think it's great that they give it to food banks and so on, but I'd like a little bit better nutrition given to people on food assistance programs than these sugary cakes, that are designed for Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary.