KFC plan to use a 3D bioprinting process to make chicken nuggets announced. This means that at some point in the future KFC chicken nuggets will not be made out of chicken. Last week the company announced their plans to begin developing “the meat of the future” as they put it. KFC plan to use a 3D bioprinting process to make fake meat is a response growing demand for such. To be fair, there is a growing demand for plant-based meat alternatives that has been increasing in recent years. KFC is merely the most recent chain restaurant to join the procession. Also, they are the first to announce such an innovative approach to the issue.
KFC plan to use a 3D bioprinting process to make chicken nuggets requires them to partner with 3D Bioprinting Solutions. The research lab that specializes combining animal cells through the use of 3D bioprinting. 3D Bioprinting is essentially the same as regular 3-D printing but instead of using plastic uses organic material. In the case of KFC’s plan, the fake chicken nuggets made out of attitude that combines chicken and plant cells. If successful these chicken nuggets would look and taste as close to KFC’s existing product as possible.
What this means is that it that the fake chicken nuggets will be made with minimum use of chickens. It would be impossible out simply because the process requires chicken cells to merge with the plant cells. KFC’s fake chicken nuggets to have some benefits. Specifically, in the area of digestive and overall human health. The fake chicken nuggets would produce less protein then real chicken nuggets which would translate two fewer calories. This means a person can eat a full serving and ingest only half the calories of normal chicken nuggets. KFC plan to test the 3D bioprinting chicken nuggets in their Moscow Russia restaurants by fall 2020.