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Food 2.0?

Lasagna
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12/20/2011 7:21:32 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
http://www.ted.com...

These guys started off by taking the ingredients that cows eat (beets, barley, and corn) and making hamburgers out of the ingredients without feeding them to the cow. They use agents that manipulate taste receptors and other methods including using liquid nitrogen to "sear" a tubular chunk of watermelon to make it resemble ahi tuna. At the beginning of the video they discuss photos that they print off that are edible and taste like the food in the picture.

Where they are headed with this is truly amazing though. Literally, to be able to go out and harvest weeds on the side of the road, take the plant matter back and process it to be anything you'd like. The implications are staggering to issues of animal ethics, environmental resources, poverty, and yes culinary arts.
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12/21/2011 11:15:35 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Of course, super high processing of food has never had negative health attributes.
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12/21/2011 3:11:46 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/21/2011 2:43:00 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
Understanding quantum physics may allow us to replicate food :o

I don't think QA is needed, just better chemistry, and potentially safe and accurate nuclear chemistry.
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