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

Far-fetched idea for farfalle.

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]

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