Can a machine make a great steak from scratch? This Chinese food start-up says yes, so long as it has enough ink.
Hangzhou-based food production company Moodles has introduced a 3D printer capable of printing food, offering a healthier alternative to processed food.
Using high-quality protein, the device creates noodles, steaks, tacos and more in line with calorie and nutrient specifications input by consumers.
“I believe that personalized and precise diets will be in huge demand in the future,” said Ryan Zhu, who founded Moodles in 2021 after eight years of material science and intelligent engineering research.
Moodles won backing from some of China’s top venture capital firms including GGV Capital in a pre-A financing round, according to an announcement last year.
For this year’s Taobao Maker Festival, Alibaba’s annual celebration of young entrepreneurs, it’s bringing its latest innovation, a 3D-printed steak, to consumers that want to try nutritionally-enhanced food.