3-D printing could give new meaning to meals ready to eat

(As heard this morning on 1160Hope.com.)

Researchers with the U.S. Army have been working with university and industry laboratories to advance the feasibility and application of 3-D printing to produce new types of military rations that are nutritionally customized as well as economical. According to a World Magazine Report, researchers say the idea could eventually be used to print food on demand. This will allow members of the military to reproduce the food they want and eliminate wasted food. The Army food researchers envision a future compact and portable food printer that troops could use in the field to create food on demand, using either ingredients provided to them or even those they could forage for.

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