Gallery: MIT’s Digital Food Printer Creates Nutritious Meals


Here’s an interesting thought: What if eating greener and more sustainably meant printing your meals? Marcelo Coelho and Amit Zoran, a couple ingenious minds at MIT, have come up with a way to do just that. Hailed as ‘The Cornucopia’, this 3-D printer concept is a personal food factory that fuses the digital world with the realm of cooking by storing, precisely mixing, depositing, and cooking layers of ingredients with no waste.

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  1. Matthew Douglas March 28, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Do they come in solar powered?

  2. StevePWD July 22, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    It\’s a Food-a-rack-a-cycle! Now we just need Rosie the robot to run it…

  3. Davidjschloss July 21, 2010 at 2:16 am

    Soylent green! It’s made of a selection of carefully tuned nutritional nozzles!

  4. Stoopy July 5, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Nothin’ says Lovin’ like somethin’ from the 3-dimensional nutritional printing device.

  5. Tigrism March 26, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Oh mi god! it’s a replicator just from Star Trek!

  6. jjjjjjjjjjjjj March 24, 2010 at 5:16 am

    How is this useful? Exact control of ingredients and nutrition? Why?

  7. nefariouswheel March 23, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Will they make you buy the entire cartridge when you run out of ketchup?

  8. angusm January 21, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    If the refills are priced the same way as inkjet refills, no one will be able to afford to eat.

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