The world of food seems to be ready to make a real revolution that has as its main objective the respect of the environment and less exploitation of animals.

One of the first proponents of this turning point is KFC, the fastfood chain in the u.s., famous throughout the world for its fried chicken, which in recent days has announced a technology of bioprinting 3D able to create the first chicken nuggets made in the laboratory and developed in collaboration with the research laboratory 3D Bioprinting Solutions.


The process is slightly different from that of Impossible Foods , which has recently been a huge success in the United States and that in his burgers 2.0 (Gabriele Arestivo has eaten some for us at CES 2019, Las Vegas) uses a base of water, soy protein, yeast extract, sunflower oil, and little else.

The fried chicken of KFC will be created by combining the cells of a chicken, a vegetable material and does not include (almost) the involvement of the animals during the process of development. Lovers of fried chicken must not, however, be alarmed: the company has ensured that the characteristic taste of its fried chicken will not be less and that it will provide to the partner all the necessary ingredients like the breading crispy and the spices.

The idea to create the “meat of the future” is born between the partners in response to the growing popularity of a lifestyle and of a healthy diet, the annual increase of the demand for alternatives to the traditional meat-and the need to develop methods of food production are more respectful of the environment. […] 3D Bioprinting Solutions is developing a technology biostampa additional using cells of chicken and vegetable material, allowing you to replicate the taste and texture of the chicken meat almost without the involvement of animals in the process.

The advantages listed by KFC are many. According to the fastfood chain, the Biomeat has exactly the same trace elements of the original product, but can do without the various additives that are used in traditional agriculture and in animal husbandry. The result is a product much more clean and ethical and does not cause any harm to animals.

According to a study conducted by the American Environmental Science & Technology Journal, the meat production from the cells has also a minimal negative impact on the environment and allows to improve the following aspects:

  • the power consumption in half;
  • emissions greenhouse gas emissions less than 25 times;
  • 100% of the areas of land occupied less than traditional farming.

KFC has remained rather vague in this point of view. The company has informed that a product final test is already scheduled for the autumn of 2020 in Russia, even if it is already in the pipeline, the proposal to make it available all over the world in the near future.