Consumerization

Photos: How tech is shaping the future of food

3D printed candy

The 3D printing industry leader, 3D Systems, sells a printer specifically made to print candy made from sugar. They make all kinds of cake toppers and other concoctions to show the use for the candy, and the ChefJet is available through The Sugar Lab for $5,000 (for one color) and $10,000 (for multiple colors).

SEE:

-10 ways technology is changing our food

-How big data is going to feed 9 billion people by 2050

Image: 3D Systems

By Lyndsey Gilpin

Lyndsey Gilpin is a former Staff Writer for TechRepublic, covering sustainability and entrepreneurship. She's co-author of the book Follow the Geeks.