3D Printed Food?

30 10 2017
Star Trek replicato

Food Replicator from Start Trek TV Series

Today I offer a fun diversion from politics and disasters, for your dining pleasure.

Printer, can you please make me a low-fat burger with fries? The Times of Israel

The technology relies on two basic elements: cartridges containing the meal’s ingredients — in powder or solution form —  and hardware that applies heat and shapes the matter. The cartridges contain crystalline nano-cellulose as a core element, along with proteins, carbohydrates, fat, antioxidants and vitamins. Following individualized specs provided by the consumer on a 3D printer, the technology applies localized heat and shapes the raw material through infrared lasers. 

Created through extraction from cellulose, the most abundant biomaterial on earth, nano-cellulose has a variety of technological and biomedical applications and is an expanding global market. Unlike starch — which is commonly used in food to “bind” meals together – nano-cellulose has no calories and is easily degradable by the body’s enzymes.

The above quote is from a fascinating article from The Times of Israel announcing the combination of 3D printing technology with actual nutritional food ingredients. It will print out real food. The concept was first popularized in the public’s imagination in the Star Trek TV series, The Next Generation,  around 1987.

In Star Trek replicator is a machine capable of creating (and recycling) objects. Replicators were originally seen used to synthesize meals on demand, but in later series they took on many other uses.Wikipedia

So, what has this to do in a blog about Israel and Christian Zionism? Well, I am a CZ and I love Israel, and I love food. Mainly, it is just a fun story. Even Jesus (Yeshua) enjoyed lighter moments, even more than His disciples, as revealed in this verse:

But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of  righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions. Hebrews 1:8-9  (quoted from Psalm 45:7. The Hebrew word is translated: cheerfulness, gladness, joy, mirth, and rejoicing.)

Pray for peace and rain for Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists           (Read more)

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