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Chloé Rutzerveld www.chloerutzerveld.com

Edible Growth

By 04-02-2015

Food and concept designer Chloé Rutzerveld studied at the Technical University Eindhoven. In ‘Edible Growth’ she connects nature, technology, science and design in a new way.

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 new technologies influence supply chains, eating habits, preparation methods and introduce entirely new food products to the market.

‘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.