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Medical? Health and Wellness? Humor? Or Shake Your Head Nuts?

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posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 09:25 PM
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Dear ATSers,

I needed a break from the heavy threads, and this one seems to fit the bill. This may be the decade's second largest marketing error (after Obamacre). I really don't know how to respond to it. I'm not expecting heavy debate, but frankly, for this one, I'd appreciate any comment at all.


Did you know that almost 50% of all the food produced globally is wasted? . . . Almost 70% of Americans are overweight or obese and around 2 million people are killed every year because of indoor smoke inhalation alone while cooking food. Agriculture, by statistics, is most risky industry to work in looking at occupational injury and illness.

Managing and eating food requires a LOT of time, energy, money and thought.

So, what if you never had to worry about food again?

Now, there's a solution: Soylent- A hassle-free food which is nutritionally rich, cheap, healthy, convenient and ubiquitous; just like water. It is in powdered form, customizable for different body types, to cater to different health goals (losing weight, gaining weight, toning down fat etc.) Asking someone to give up food completely can be quite a daunting task and would be met with dismissal but that might not be the case if the replacement (Soylent) assures of said health benefits and a huge saving of time, money, thought and inconvenience.

Maybe you can ask someone to try this diet on experimental basis for a few months. There's no magic involved here- Soylent contains all the nutritive components of the your balanced diet but just a third of calories and none of carcinogenic components which you usually find in your processed food.

Whatever meaning you derive from this development of Soylent right now, it is very convincing that a few years down the line, we ourselves might be using such food to stay fit with the least hassle. (Emphasis added)


www.coolage.in...

Whatever I could write is nowhere near as funny or astonished as what you are thinking. Please write it down and give all of us a break from the deadly serious threads we've been seeing lately.

With respect,
Charles1952
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posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 10:22 PM
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I bet Soylent tastes worse than crap.

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posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 10:34 PM
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Soylent is people. . .



posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 10:52 PM
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Dear randomtangentsrme,

That's what I was thinking. Has no one on their staff seen or heard of the movie? Ok, it's 40 years old this year, but still, that line has been repeated over and over. I can't believe no one knew of it.

On the other hand.... There are people on ATS who are convinced that TPTB will reduce the human population to 500 million and the rest will be used for food.

Do I have to buy another roll of tin foil?

With respect,
Charles1952



posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 11:00 PM
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IT'S PEOPLE!!!!

ETA: Nevermind. You beat me to it. I snoozed, I loozed...
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posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 11:03 PM
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Farmer Vincent's Famous Smoked Meats is going to have some competition it seems.......

I can't even bring myself to link it.


LOL



posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 11:07 PM
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Dear Kangaruex4ewe,

Darn it, you, whatever they use as a friendly derogatory name in your part of the woods. Now I'm going to have to go look up Farmer Vincent.

Somehow, my appetite for bacon isn't quite what it used to be. But I'm glad you got a laugh out of it. Mission accomplished.

With respect,
Charles1952



posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 11:14 PM
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charles1952
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Dear Kangaruex4ewe,

Darn it, you, whatever they use as a friendly derogatory name in your part of the woods. Now I'm going to have to go look up Farmer Vincent.

Somehow, my appetite for bacon isn't quite what it used to be. But I'm glad you got a laugh out of it. Mission accomplished.

With respect,
Charles1952


Don't come back with anger after you check it out. It is one of My husband's favorite "scary" movies (Motel Hell). I wish I had never even seen it.


You'll lose your appetite for beef jerky and bacon.

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posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 11:16 PM
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I think it has to be a hoax. Not one article I've skimmed has mentioned the brand name and referenced the movie. There's a conspicuous lack of drawing attention to the name.



posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 11:43 PM
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Dear randomtangentsrme,

It could very well be a hoax, but they do have a web page and a blog. It seems, if it is a hoax, to be a rather elaborate one.


blog.soylent.me...

campaign.soylent.me...

With respect,
Charles1952



posted on Nov, 30 2013 @ 12:15 AM
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They have a Wikipedia page too it seems. The more I'm looking into this the less I see hoax, and the more I see people looking to cash in on a product. There's no long term testing as it has not been around awhile, etc.
The product as per wiki, is still undergoing refinement. I would be surprised to see this sold soon.
Personally speaking:
I'm not so keen to have a software engineer design my food.
Besides I like cooking.



posted on Nov, 30 2013 @ 12:31 AM
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charles1952
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Dear randomtangentsrme,

It could very well be a hoax, but they do have a web page and a blog. It seems, if it is a hoax, to be a rather elaborate one.


blog.soylent.me...

campaign.soylent.me...

With respect,
Charles1952


I am more inclined to believe they are going to cash in on the Doom Porn Industry like Hornaday did with their Zombie Apocalypse bullets than it being a hoax. Stranger things have happened though.



If you sell it.....they will buy it.

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posted on Nov, 30 2013 @ 12:32 AM
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Double Post
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posted on Nov, 30 2013 @ 01:19 AM
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Hi Charles,


Maybe you can ask someone to try this diet on experimental basis for a few months.

By not asking the reader to try it, they certainly made me curious. Perhaps I should give my little brother a call...

See ya buddy,
Milt



posted on Nov, 30 2013 @ 03:15 AM
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guess what ? the movie was an adaption [ read bastardisation ] of a book

guess where they got the name from ?

PS - in the book [ which IMHO was far superior to the movie ] solyent green was not people


his formula, called Soylent, after Soylent Green from the book Make Room! Make Room! Not to be confused with "Soylent Green," the sci-fi film about an overpopulated New York City distributing food rations first thought to be "plankton" wafers but later turned out to be made of human flesh.


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