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KFC is working with a Russian 3D bioprinting firm to try to make lab-produced chicken nuggets

The Verge Saturday, 18 July 2020
KFC is working with a Russian 3D bioprinting firm to try to make lab-produced chicken nuggetsPhoto by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

KFC is trying to create the world’s first laboratory-produced chicken nuggets, part of its “restaurant of the future” concept, the company announced. The chicken restaurant chain will work with Russian company 3D Bioprinting Solutions to develop bioprinting technology that will “print” chicken meat, using chicken cells and plant material.

KFC plans to provide the bioprinting firm with ingredients like breading and spices “to achieve the signature KFC taste” and will seek to replicate the taste and texture of genuine chicken.

It’s worth noting that the bioprinting process KFC describes uses animal material, so any nuggets it produced wouldn’t be vegetarian. KFC does offer a vegetarian option at some of its restaurants; last year it...
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KFC Is Creating 3D-Printed 'Meat of the Future' The fast-food chain is partnering with Russian research laboratory 3D Bioprinting Solutions. The announcement was made via a press release. Yusef Khesuani, 3D Bioprinting Solutions Yusef Khesuani, 3D Bioprinting Solutions Yusef Khesuani, 3D Bioprinting...

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