3D printed food is a lesson in how not to feed the world
29 March 2014
Senior policy officer Amy Leach argues that the question is not simply how to feed a rising population but how to do so healthily and sustainably. Despite Nasa being able to print a pizza, scientists recognise that in its current state food printing is an unsatisfactory answer to world hunger.
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