With Edible Growth Chloé Rutzerveld developed an example of a future food product, 3D printing multiple layers containing an edible breeding ground, seeds, spores and yeast.
We live in an era where food is not only grown or bred, but developed in a laboratory setting or build with a 3D printer.
These technologies influence supply chains, eating habits, preparation methods and introduce entirely new food products to the market.
Chloé Rutzerveld’s Edible Growth is an example of a future food product that forms a bridge between new technologies and authentic practices of growing and breeding food. Multiple layers containing an edible breeding ground, seeds, spores and yeast are printed according to a personalized 3D file after which natural processes like photosynthesis and fermentation will start.
Within five days the plants and fungi mature while the yeast ferments the solid inside into a liquid. The product’s intensifying structure, scent and taste are reflected in its changing appearance. Depending on the preferred intensity, the consumer decides when to harvest and enjoy the delicious, fresh and nutrient‐rich edible.
Design: Chloé Rutzerveld