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3D printing snacks from food waste? Sounds gross, but it’s actually brilliant

3D printing snacks from food waste? Sounds gross, but it’s actually brilliant

Written by David

February 26, 2019

The world has a food waste problem and technologists are coming up with all kinds of ways to solve it . A pair of entrepreneurs from the Netherlands, Elzelinde van Doleweerd and Vita Broeken, have an approach that’s more unusual than most: They want to give old food a new lease of life (or, at least, a new shelf life) by turning into a material which can be used for 3D printing new food. “With Upprinting Food , we are creating an attractive food experience from food which otherwise would have been thrown away,” the co-founders told Digital Trends in an email. “We use, for example, old bread, in combination with fruits and vegetables. We create a printable puree from those residual food flows and print it in nice shapes to make it look attractive again. After printing, we bake it and dehydrate it to create a crunchy structure […]

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