KFC to sell 3D chicken nuggets
We had never thought of writing printing and meat in the same line, but thanks to a fast food chain, the impossible has become a reality. KFC is creating lab-grown meat made from stem cells to make a “meat for the future”.
The trials of 3D-printed chicken will begin in Russia as part of the company’s “restaurant of the future” concept.
The fast-food chain announced a partnership with 3D Bioprinting Solutions to “reproduce the taste and texture of chicken meat almost without involving animals in the process”.
KFC say that the “printed meat” will have exactly the same microelements as the original product, while excluding various additives that are used in traditional farming and animal husbandry.
The idea of developing the “meat of the future” came to KFC in response to the growing popularity of the concept of healthy nutrition and sustainability. With more and more people starting to choose alternatives over traditional meat, there is now a real need to develop more environmentally friendly methods of food production
And in the US, Burger King is promoting meat from cattle fed lemongrass, which the company claims cuts methane emissions by 33 per cent.