3D printing food: the sustainable future
Tutor / director / evaluatorStasiskiene, Zaneta
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
Nowadays, eating food is a normal activity in our style of life. Actually, most of us do not realise about which are the processes till food arrives to our dishes. However, is the supply chain balanced? Is all the food resourceful? Will this situation change or not on the further years? Does supply food chain work correctly? Which are they problems and how to solve them? From this background, it has recently appears on the media 3d printing technology, described by many scientists as a new revolution of the industry. With this technology is possible to manufacture whatever piece or instrument, where the only border is the imagination. Crossing this limit, printing 3D food idea is presented. However, what does 3D printing food mean? How do 3D printers work? Will this technology fix the actual situation and improve the future? Is somebody investigating and doing research on this area? Which impact will have 3D food? In conclusion, during this thesis 3D printing food will be assessed from the point of view of a life cycle assessment and a sustainable perspective.