by Miryam Muller in ,

University's Computational  are busy developing a "3D food printer" that make it possible to "print" meals using "raw food 'inks'" inside syringes.


Just pop the raw food "inks" in the top, load the recipe - or 'FabApp' - and the machine would do the rest.

"FabApps would allow you to tweak your foods taste, texture and other properties," says Dr Jeffrey Ian Lipton, who leads the project." 3D printing will do for food what e-mail and instant messaging did for communication," says Mr Cantu.

This invention could help improve our food experience, according to chef Homaro Cantu of Chicago's Moto.

The Synthesis Lab team believes that people will take to the technology by creating their own 3D printable food recipe social networks with everyone improving on each other's creations.