I’ll confess right up front that I’m one of “those people” who eat chicken nuggets. Whether they’re from McDonald’s, KFC or elsewhere, I sometimes find myself ordering nuggets for a quick meal on the go. That doesn’t mean that I don’t sometimes wonder about the origins of the food, but I try not to let that bother me. I mean, which part of the chicken does the “nugget” come from? It’s probably best not to spend too much time thinking about it while eating.
But later this year you may have plenty more to think about. Kentucky Fried Chicken just announced that they’re partnering with a 3D “bioprinting” firm in Russia to create 3D printed chicken nuggets. (Insert record-scratching sound effect here.) Hold the phone. You’re saying that we can use 3D printing technology to produce… chickens now? Not quite. But it’s also not that far off the mark. The machine can supposedly produce actual chicken flesh without all the muss and fuss of killing a bird. (NY Post)
KFC is working with a Russian 3D bioprinting company to create lab-produced chicken nuggets.
The fast food giant announced its ‘meat of the future concept’ and plans to have a product ready to test by the end of this year.
KFC said in a statement: “KFC is taking the next step in its innovative concept of creating a “restaurant of the future” by launching the development of innovative 3D bioprinting technology to create chicken meat in cooperation with the 3D Bioprinting Solutions research laboratory.