Falscher Hase / Bugs Bunny Bugs’ Bunny by Carolin Schulze is an important step towards the future of humanity. Schulze’s experiment is based on the realisation that 10kg of feed can either produce 1kg of beef or 9kg of insect meat. It is an innovative answer to the global question of how starvation can be brought to an end: insects can feed the world. Forecasts of the future show that we must change our consumer habits. However, societies that have been shaped by a western mentality are put off by the appearance of insects and people are therefore still disgusted by the idea of eating them.
Schulze has developed a specific paste printing process for 3D printers, which produces a “fresh” paste consisting of mealworms, potatoes, semolina, cornflour and spices. This allows edible objects to be created immediately, which can be baked or fried and then eaten straight after printing. The major benefit here is that the process gives the insect meat a new shape, creating a morphological study that reflects the well-known image of the hare.