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Scientist Designing a 'Food Printer'

Posted by: Mike Pomranz | January 6, 2011 at 4:00PM

In the future, will you be able to "print" a hamburger from a link you found on McDonalds.com?

If lazy scientists have their way, the answer will be "yes."

That's what a group at Cornell University are working on.  You load up some "edible food 'inks'" and print out tasty treats such as "chocolates, cookies, and even domes of turkey meat" — at least that's what they've accomplished so far.

I greatly look forward to a future where my "milk" cartridge runs out so I have to print my coffee black, or where my computer loses communication with my printer so I starve.

And I find it hard to believe this would be cheaper than just ordering in delivery.  Have you seen ink prices recently?  If a cartridge of plain black ink runs as much as $20, I'd probably be paying more than the price of a meal just to get a new cartridge of gravy!

Then you'd have to worry about viruses.  I visit the wrong porn site and suddenly my meatloaf tastes funny!

And with that joke, I retire.  Meatloaf.

[via Eater]