Barilla Seeks Redemption in the Form of 3-D Pasta Printing

Far-fetched idea for farfalle. Photo: Courtesy of Barilla

The Italian pasta company, which is now widely associated with anti-gay sentiments, wants to become famous for something else: 3-D food printing. For the past two years, Barilla has worked to design a machine that can print fifteen to twenty pieces of pasta every two minutes. Essentially, this would turn pasta into fast food and also allow people to customize the shapes of their carbs. Compared to printing pizza made with grass and insects, it doesn't sound all that crazy. [Earlier, Geek]