Advanced 3D printed fruit simulator could hold key to food security

Advanced 3D printed fruit simulator could hold key to food security

While many stories about 3D printing food raise a smile, a fruit simulator may have important applications. The rate of food waste, even before a product reaches the home, is one of the key factors driving up the cost of fresh fruit and vegetables in stores. In cold chain supply, fresh produce keeps its quality by following an uninterrupted refrigeration cycle, from production through distribution. Addressing the current sensor system employed by food suppliers, research led by Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, suggests a new solution with 3D printed, artificial apples. Model for a […]

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