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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)
reply to post by 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.
reply to post by 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.
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.