splatman
It obviously has a low environmental impact, so Soylent is Green.
Ian Mitko
So you're basically crushing up/extracting stuff... If you have to grow it anyway how are you being more efficient?
The Hoff
As the earth continues to die I've been wondering where I was going to find food. This is a sad solution. I think I should call my congressman, we could make smart changes and maybe we could all continue to eat real food.
Seth Miesters
Tastes just like chicken flavored sand?
citizenchan
How is this different from a meal replacement drink like a Weight Watchers shake?
Freyr Gunnar
Mitko Ian > So you're basically crushing up/extracting stuff... If you have to grow it anyway how are you being more efficient? Because it's a lot more efficient environment-wise to go veggie than eating meat, especially red meat. Most of the corn/soy is grown to feed cows: Modern agriculture has enabled us to eat a lot more red meat that we did before WWII.
Anne Ominous
$10 a day may seem "cheap" to someone who eats in restaurants or has fast food every day. But it's hardly "cheap" in the context of just eating right. I can -- and have -- eaten adequately and nutritiously on $2 a day, and yes I mean recently. It isn't easy, but it can be done.
MBadgero
Charlton Heston passed away five years ago, may he rest in peace, and was not recycled. So the reference was, well, a bit 'tasteless'.
Chizzy
This is real food. But how does it taste, and isn't having to measure it out still a hassle? Why not put it in a nice foil packet like starbucks Via? Also once you have the paste, do you eat the paste, or do you put the paste on something, like your favorite pizza?
David Webb
Seems to me it might help the world hunger problem; too bad it's only available in America. Hard to imagine that this is the direction humanity wants to move in though. We *like* to eat, we enjoy *variety* in tastes and textures, and we enjoy the social aspect of eating. For many people, eating isn't about supplying "fuel", but I can see why an engineer might think so.