Opinion split on 3D meat consumption

The science to print 3D meat is already in place

Data from an exclusive GlobalMeatNews poll has suggested that consumer opinion is very much split when it comes to the prospect of eating 3D printed meat.

As part of a special article published on the topic earlier this month, we ran a poll to see whether consumers would be willing to eat it or not.

A total of 338 people have voted so far, with 39% stating they would eat 3D meat, and also 39% stating they wouldn’t, while 22% responded ‘maybe’.

While more research and development is needed, the prospect that, one day, we will be able to print our own meat is technically feasible, according to American food academics.

Those who are supportive of the idea believe it would be of a significant benefit to the environment, as well as reducing the number of animals slaughtered for consumption, and providing cheap food for those in need, as suggested by readers.

However there are doubts that 3D printed meat is really meat, with respondents stating that safety testing would have to be carried out before being rolled out as an alternative.

Other concerns included whether "it will be as biologically nutritious as real animal protein, and as tasty".

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Comments (1)

Dr L - 19 Feb 2015 | 03:49

3D Meat?

Absolutely! benefits include less antimicrobial drug resistance, so better infectious disease treatment and control; less environmental pollution and cleaner water; decrease in factory farming methods so the meat that is available will be cleaner and healthier, not to mention More Humanely raised! For those who have not already eaten meatless meat, you have no idea how good it is or how nutritious!

19-Feb-2015 at 15:49 GMT

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