Is Soylent the future of food? CEO Rob Rhinehart lived on his liquid invention for 30 days straight, and the feat propelled him to internet fame and fortune. So I decided to become the first person to repeat his feat—for a month straight, I’d try to live on nothing but the chemical cocktail, just like Rob. Along the way, I’d investigate the how an artificial food replacement might impact human health, Silicon Valley, and the world at large. This is the story of life after food.
Brian Merchant, a senior editor and writer for MOTHERBOARD went on Soylent for 30 days, and he had some interesting results. I’ve shared my thoughts on SOYLENT in an earlier post and this documentary hasn’t changed my thoughts any… really. I still am trying to figure out what is the major difference with this than something like a Met-RX shake. I’m sure there is, but it hasn’t been defined yet.
My other thing about this, and its just a little thing that bothers me, is, why didn’t this cat use a blender? It seems kind of obvious to me, but a few of his issue with it could have easily been taken care of if he could mix it up right.
This is super interesting though. I think it definitely has a future and the more funding that they get and the more exposure they get, they will definitely get a shot at what they want. No long term results yet and no scientific experimentation as far as I know, but they are here.
It makes sense, but the old adage is that whole foods are better than vitamins, and the new adage is that vitamins alone ,don’t even help. So the natural question for me is, what about “nutrients’ alone, would they help or hurt us? Anyways, very interesting documini and glad this cat did it. I’m still interested.
If you want to read his full blog post about it (and you should), go here: How I Ate No Food for 30 Days