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Soylent Food
Soylent describes itself as "food without the hassle." It's basically a protein shake. But unlike most protein shakes that bear notices warning that they're not intended as a food substitute (merely a diet supplement), Soylent claims that it is a food substitute. You can live on this stuff.

According to Fox News, the makers of Soylent chose the name as a playful reference to Soylent Green, the well-known 70s sci-fi movie about human cannibalism. However, Soylent doesn't contain human meat.

Which is to say that Soylent is NOT a hoax or a joke. Even though it may sound like one. (I, for one, was confused for a while.) It's just a product with a weird name.

Whether Soylent will sell well, or end up going the way of other cannibalism-themed food products such as Hufu (human-flavored tofu) remains to be seen.
Categories: Food
Posted by The Curator on Fri Nov 01, 2013
Comments (1)
They may claim you can live off this stuff, but I don't believe a word of it. For starters - where do they think you'll get the necessary (and yes, it is) fibrage?

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Posted by Richard Bos  in  The Netherlands  on  Sun Nov 03, 2013  at  08:12 AM


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