While Earthly food trends tend toward slower, direct, and non-industrial food production and consumption, 3D printed food awkwardly asserts its presence as a speculative growth market for a planet soon to be peaking at 12 billion individuals who will all need to eat. The solution? Anjan Contractor, whose company, Systems and Materials Research Corporation, has received a $125,000 NASA grant to develop a 3D food printer for space travel. But Contractor also thinks this type of system is inevitable here on Planet Earth someday. The question remains: can people stomach eating food printed from powders and oils with long shelf lives? Or do you think they'll prefer sticking to food that their great grandmothers would recognize? Read more at http://3dprint.com/121430/3d-printed-space-food/