A survey of dysphagia patients’ attitude towards 3D printing for food personalization

3D printing has been used to modify the texture and nutritional content of foods. However, consumers’ insights are sometimes lacking in 3D food printing research. It is important to better understand the consumers’ attitude towards 3D printing and their special demands, to further develop this technology. This study aims to investigate the attitude of dysphagia patients towards food personalization using 3D printing, via an online survey. We collected results based on surveys filled in by 64 dysphagia patients.

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Vertical farming: How to bring a dream to reality

luuk graamans

Expanding cities across the world rely increasingly on the global food network, but should they? Population growth, urbanisation and climate change place pressure on this network, bringing its resilience into question. For decades urban agriculture has been discussed in popular media and academia as a potential solution to improve food security, quality and sustainability. The new idol in this discussion is the vertical farm: A fully closed system for crop production.

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