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Could 3D Printed Food End Hunger Once and for All?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by str8thustler, May 26, 2013.

  1. str8thustler

    str8thustler Power Member

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    I really doubt that lack of a "3D printer" is causing the hunger.
     
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    Refer to first comment of that article:

     
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    Perfect so it works with basic nutrients. So when they day comes when "every kitchen has one" as it says, then basically we are going to go to the store and buy a bunch of cans of "Raw nutrients"

    No doubt the will have been genetcially modified in every way possible to maximize their production and shelf life. They will likely be stripped of the majority of quality nutrients along they way and fortified with lesser ones. Thereby essentially mass marketing the option for people to produce their own heavily processed food at home, so you no longer need to buy it and unwrap it, just buy the stripped down worthless nutrients in bulk and print you own junk food! Perfect, thats a great way to end hunger. Now we will have a world full of fat folks who don't get enough quality nutrients to prevent diseases, oh wait... we some countries already do have it.

    All I see this as is stream lining. Rather then a ton of factories that produce all kinds of processed food, you get one line of factories producing a bunch of overly processed "building blocks" of processed junk food, and then the actual production happens in each persons kitchen.

    Thanks, Ill take my fresh produce, and home cooked meals - not home printed, overly processed, nutrient stripped, GMO junk food.

    Sure, for outer space, I think its a fantastic idea and no doubt the astronauts eating freeze dried food will too. But it doesn't need to go in "every kitchen"

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    If that thing really becomes reality... damn, is Gordon Ramsay gonna be dead pissed.

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    this is old stuff...i saw a documentary about a guy that invented this printer that could build human organs using staminal cells.It was made from an old normal printer and he tested it and pinted cells on i don't know what.He said that technology in 50 years is gonna be able to replicate your heart and all the organs if you will ever need a transplant.Thats pretty awesome stuff....the documentary was called something like World in 50 Years...i don't remember...but there was alot of great stuff there...stuff that not many ppl know about...and they shown what would be like in 50 years..and they showsn at what point they were right now with any of those technologys.There was this guy that invented a super strong material...the strongest on Earth...and he was planning to use it to build an elevator into space.Now thats a pretty sick ideea :D who wouldn't wanna go in space?
     
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    Keep yourselves healthy and safe now, because you might be living for a long while longer than you expected
     
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    Thats why I only prefer organic food all the way, unless you can make organic 3d prints :D:D
     
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    It's going to help feed millions of people. Sure, us in the west can afford food, but there are places where that isn't an option. but if we have these printers, we can break down inedible things, like seaweed, and other plants and waste and turn it into food.
    Imagine massive bio farms floating in the ocean growing seaweed that is used to feed humanities billions.
     
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    The way i see it ppl are rushing it in order to make quick $$!Moleculare assemblers working on the nanoscale will soon replace rapid prototyping/3D printing and thats when we will truly be free to manipulate nature down to the atomic scale...wel literaly be able to rearrange matter to whatever we may wish..food or whatever!:DCool video i watched a couple of years ago!
     
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    Its not going to feed anyone.People are starving because their leaders want them to starve.Ppl in Africa don't drink water for days while Germany is pumpin milions of gallons of milk into the ocean every year.Why not giving it to the poor people in Africa?They have like 1 cow to 10.000 ppl there and most of the kids never get to drink any milk.But someone way up there don't want that.they want to keep them poor so they can control them.
    And thats just 0.0001% of the food and milk and everything else that is being trown away while billions of people are starving.Tears come to my eyes right now as i write this.I feel so powerless.You can't fight the tirany :(
     
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    Transportation cost is the problem, if the milk could be put through a worm hole straight to africa im sure they would do it.
     
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    If hershey starts to make candy bars like this, they'll be out of business in a few days.

    What are the implications here? You load dough, pepperoni, cheese and tomato sauce into printer cartridges and out shoots a pizza 3 hours later?

    If you have the means to buy a 3d printer, you have the means to buy food.... 3d printing for food has been around since processed food has been around. I'm so sick of reading articles about 3d printing.... nothing stopped people from buying a CNC machine before 3d printers could be purchased. Nothing is stopping someone from buying machines that make and process food. This isn't a new idea.

    Secret to ending world hunger : FOOD IS NOT EDIBLE UNLESS MADE INTO OTHER FOOD - load food into food making machine

    Don't get me wrong... I like the idea. But to use it to say something profound like "could it end world hunger?" That's just bad journalism. Shame on the idiots who wrote this garbage.
     
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    Most people don't know this but there is more than enough food to feed everyone in the whole world, and then some. If there is surplus the producers burn the excess food grain in order to jack up the prices. that gives them a nice profit margin. Don't think they are evil though. Agriculture like any other industry suffers from the same market ebb and flow. If there was too much, then farmers would lose interest in producing those crops. and then there would be a real crisis for food grains. in fact a lot of farmers in agriculture dependent nations have taken up tobacco farming because of this same reason.

    Therefore it is easy to see that the price of food is made as such that the average person is able to afford[profit]. And the below average [low income] ones are left out intentionally[they are to survive on welfare; better than being able to afford it].

    Lastly the answer to your question, NO. the food supply problem is not one of logistics, but of intent.
     
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    3D printers are way more expensive than food. Who is going to pay for all these 3D printers for the hungry? And, why have they not just paid for food this whole time instead?

    Don't get me wrong, I believe that 3D printing will be a huge industry. I just don't think it will be the solution to world hunger.
     
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    I'm with you... Even the meat and vegetables at the supermarket, chemically enhanced as they may be, are still way better than some chemically synthesized bullcrap.

    PS: there is not hunger in the world because there's not enough food and people waste it, there is hunger because the food is not getting to the places where people need it. It's distribution and poverty issues.
     
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    I would love to be able to print pizza's lol.
     
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    End the hunger? More like create another "necessity" for the world to have.

    If a 0.1% of the money that has gone to war went to help the needed, there would not be any more poverty...

    So no, a 3d printer will definitely not change anything.
     
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    They'd probably taste like crap.

    Did you ever go to an Air & Space museum when you were a kid, and buy some of that freeze-dried "astronaut" pizza from the gift shop? The stuff that's like a hard, crunchy, stale piece of bread, with a vague afterthought of a slight hint of pizza flavor? 3D printed pizza would be like that, only worse. Kind of like if you attempted to rehydrate astronaut pizza by soaking it in water.
     
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    Sure, 3d printers could end hunger as long as they were used for building Utopia (please watch latest Zeitgeist documentary release for further info). As long as we have lobbies, pressure groups, opaque transparency laws, garbage media... nevermind the development, as it will be conducted by this people not towards society development, but for market benefit.