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Have you ever thought to print your own juicy steak for dinner? Well, it might be something to consider in the future with recent news of billionaire and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel is investing $350,000 into a 3D bioprinting company. Modern Meadow is a new start up that aims at using 3D bioprinting to serve as an “edible prototype” to replace real meat.
You may think that this is to target vegetarians; however the company’s goal is to create 3D printed meat to fill the human craving for animal proteins. As a meat lover, I’m a bit skeptical but willing to try. Then again, 3D printing has been a consistent trend, as the technology can build creations like high-fashion shoes, jewelry, prosthetic limbs, and even a gun. For Modern Meadows, they’ll use a tissue engineering technology as a way to produce the meats.
The intention for this company is to reduce all the environmental consequences that go into growing livestock, in addition to saving land, water, chemicals, and fossil fuels. Co-founder Andras Forgacs, was quoted in CNET for criticizing the overall cost of traditional livestock practices, saying "if you look at the resource intensity of everything that goes into a hamburger, it is an environmental train wreck."
It’ll take Modern Meadows many years to build this technology and get it approved my all the health and safety agencies. But when (or if) it becomes available… would you eat 3D printed meat?
In the meantime, grilling always make your foods so delicious. Whether its to BBQ steaks or chicken or vegitables, here are some tools worth checking out:
The Ragalta RBQ-202 3-piece stainless steel BBQ tool set includes grilling essentials that you are guaranteed to enjoy. This set includes a spatula, tong, and fork with comfort grip handles that are slip-resistant.
Variable heat indoor grill. Dishwasher safe units, fat drips away from food, cool touch handles, non-stick surface. 125 SQ. IN. of cooking surface, and nonskid feet.