Altering Production Patterns in the Food Industry: 3D Food Printing

  • Ioannis Skartsaris
  • Cinzia PiattiEmail author


Food technologies have been at the forefront of innovation in food industry for centuries; some of the most recent have a strong potential for disrupting production patterns, according to the claims of their advocates. Additive manufacturing technologies and specifically 3D food printing bare currently in their infant steps but promise to deliver a much expected disruption for production because it enables a shift from rooted patterns in which innovation is foundational. In this chapter we investigate 3D food printing among the many innovations available to assess such claims against post-fordist production patterns. The very nature of production, though, specifically for the commodities involved in such technologies, does not allow for such claims to be made.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Societal Transition and AgricultureUniversity of HohenheimStuttgartGermany

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