Additive Talks: How should the food industry prepare for “alternative 3D printed products”?

We recently found out that the market for 3D printed food is expected to reach $425 million by 2025 – with customized chocolate and cakes the largest segments of the printed food market. Reality is, 3D food printing was first considered as an opportunity to create disruptive marketing opportunities to engage buyers at live events, or to deliver a highly customized and timely interaction with customers and consumers.

However, another scenario for this niche market reveals that its growth is likely to be affected by concerns that go beyond the aesthetic look of 3D printed food, concerns that are based on the way we currently consume food, concerns that should drive a positive change in our dietary habits.

In the latest Additive Talks session, we sat down with MeaTech’s Simon Fried and byFlow’s Nina Hoff to discuss the current trends surrounding 3D Food Printing.

The conversation below discusses:

  • the various fabrication processes that can be leveraged to produce alternative food 3D printed products;
  • the various groups that this growing market targets,
  • the commercial routes to explore to make alternative food 3D printed products a viable product;
  • the global food waste issue
  • as well as the consumer perspective.

You may also want to check other topics related to MeaTech’s activities or byFlow’s activities.

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