Kfc will work with Russian company 3D bioprinting solutions to develop bioprinting technology that will’print’ chicken meat.
Kfc plans to provide bioprinting firm with ingredients like breading and spices’to achieve the signature KFC taste’. Will seek to replicate the taste and texture of genuine chicken.
Kfc does offer a vegetarian option at some of its restaurants. Last year it became the first US fast-food chain to test out beyond meat’s plant-based chicken product.
Kfc says bioprinted Nuggets would be more environmentally friendly to produce than standard chicken meat. A study by the American environmental science and technology Journal shows the benefits of growing meat from cells.
‘3D bioprinting technologies are nowadays gaining popularity in producing meat,’ says yusef khesuani, co-founder of 3D bioprinting solutions. In the future, the technology will allow us to make 3D-printed meat products more accessible.
Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley working on a process to bioprint human organs for transplantation noted last year that biological materials tended to deteriorate before the process was completed. Their method called for freezing the biological material as it was being printed.