Soylent

Leading edge technology. Nanobots, gen tech, zero gravity?

Moderator: Super Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
SquidInk
________________
Posts: 5862
Joined: 03-15-2007 03:48 PM

Soylent

Post by SquidInk » 11-12-2013 07:00 PM

https://campaign.soylent.me/soylent-free-your-body
Soylent frees you from the time and money spent shopping, cooking and cleaning, puts you in excellent health, and vastly reduces your environmental impact by eliminating much of the waste and harm coming from agriculture, livestock, and food-related trash.
Oh... how rational. Of course, these people completely disregard the ritual benefits of procuring, preparing, & eating a communal meal with friends and family. Maybe they'll throw a huge Black Friday web sale, so I can purchase 10 years worth of holiday meals for the price of 5 years' worth.

One more giant leap away from our humanity, into a frightful world where our immaturity as holistic thinkers continually leads us to use technology in self destructive ways.

We should value our food independence very highly.

Note: https://www.google.com/search?q=define% ... 2&ie=UTF-8
Last edited by SquidInk on 11-12-2013 07:02 PM, edited 1 time in total.
For if it profit, none dare call it Treason.

User avatar
Riddick
Pirate
Posts: 10598
Joined: 11-01-2002 03:00 AM
Location: SE WI
Contact:

Re: Soylent

Post by Riddick » 06-30-2016 12:58 AM


User avatar
Doka
Pirate
Posts: 3930
Joined: 09-02-2009 08:15 PM

Re: Soylent

Post by Doka » 06-30-2016 08:28 AM

Monsanto and bayer are eagerly working hard to bring you GMO weed. Do you think that will change the "flavor"? :confused:

Never mind, I was thinking "soylent green" :mrgreen:
Karma Rules

User avatar
kbot
Pirate
Posts: 6528
Joined: 03-12-2008 05:44 AM

Re: Soylent

Post by kbot » 06-30-2016 11:18 AM

Doka wrote:Monsanto and bayer are eagerly working hard to bring you GMO weed. Do you think that will change the "flavor"? :confused:

Never mind, I was thinking "soylent green" :mrgreen:

That's a buzz kill........
"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there......."

User avatar
Riddick
Pirate
Posts: 10598
Joined: 11-01-2002 03:00 AM
Location: SE WI
Contact:

Re: Soylent

Post by Riddick » 07-01-2016 12:12 AM


User avatar
Riddick
Pirate
Posts: 10598
Joined: 11-01-2002 03:00 AM
Location: SE WI
Contact:

Re: Soylent

Post by Riddick » 10-13-2016 02:51 PM

Soylent Recalls Its Bars After Reports They Made People Violently Ill

https://www.buzzfeed.com/blakemontgomer ... eople-sick

User avatar
Doka
Pirate
Posts: 3930
Joined: 09-02-2009 08:15 PM

Re: Soylent

Post by Doka » 10-13-2016 06:08 PM

Must have gotten a bad body :shock: Gross I know, but I'm on a roll. Any body naming a product" Soylent" with the movie out there "Soylent Green", is just not destined for greatness, in my opinion. :surprised

Soylent Green

This article is about the film. For other uses, see Soylent (disambiguation).

Soylent Green

Theatrical release poster by John Solie

Directed byRichard FleischerProduced byWalter Seltzer
Russell ThacherScreenplay byStanley R. GreenbergBased onMake Room! Make Room!
1966 novel
by Harry HarrisonStarringCharlton Heston
Leigh Taylor-Young
Edward G. RobinsonMusic byFred MyrowCinematographyRichard H. KlineEdited bySamuel E. BeetleyDistributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Release dates

April 19, 1973 (US

Running time

97 minutesCountryUnited StatesLanguageEnglishBox office$3,600,000 (rentals)[1]

Soylent Green is a 1973 American science fiction thriller film directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young, and, in his final film,Edward G. Robinson. The film combines the police procedural and science fictiongenres, depicting the investigation into the murder of a wealthy businessman in adystopian future suffering from pollution, overpopulation, depleted resources,poverty, dying oceans, and year-round humidity due to the greenhouse effect. Much of the population survives on processed food rations, including "soylent green".

"Soylent Green is people!"

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soylent_Green
Karma Rules

User avatar
Riddick
Pirate
Posts: 10598
Joined: 11-01-2002 03:00 AM
Location: SE WI
Contact:

What We Know About Why Soylent Products Are Making People Sick

Post by Riddick » 11-12-2016 07:11 PM

Image

Food replacement startup Soylent halted sales of its Soylent 1.6 powder amidst reports that it was making customers sick. Two weeks prior, the company paused sales of its latest product, the Food Bar, after Gizmodo reported that several customers had experienced nausea, vomiting, “uncontrollable diarrhea,” and severe dehydration after consuming the bars. Some customers were admitted to the emergency room due to their symptoms.

In a blog post, Soylent revealed that while the company was reviewing what happened with Food Bars, it “noticed that a handful of consumers (less than 0.1%) who consumed Powder 1.6 over the past several months reported stomach-related symptoms that are consistent with what our Bar customers described.” Although the company wouldn’t say which ingredient is causing the illness, it has narrowed down its search, “given there are only a few ingredients that are specific to only [its] bars and Powder 1.6.”

This is just the latest dustup for the company, which has had its nutritional claims challenged since the release of its first powdered drink meal replacement in 2013. This also isn’t the first time the company’s been accused of being the source of health problems.

Despite some early viral success owing to an aggressive publicity campaign, which claimed Soylent would allow you to give up food, experts were not convinced. Joy Dubost, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, told Time in 2013 that many of the company’s claims about the nutritional benefits of Soylent “are not scientifically substantiated.”

FULL STORY

Post Reply

Return to “Technology”