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3-D Printed Food Made Of Mealworms

3-D Printed Food Made Of Mealworms

Until those seeds can mature, we’ll have to find alternate means of feeding ourselves. For this, enter the Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research. They’re currently exploring the applications for 3-D food printing, using base materials which include algae, insects, and mealworms. At the moment, their research is still in its earliest stages; however, they’ve successfully made a 3-D-printed shortbread cookie from milled mealworms. Of course, this work isn’t being carried out for post-apocalyptic reasons—in fact, they’re looking at 3-D printing as a way of feeding astronauts a varied diet—but it’s easy to see the applications for life after the end.

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