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Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Locale: MaxTheCyclist.com
Soylent Green is People on 05/15/2014 19:47:48 MDT Print View

Ever hear of Soylent?

http://soylent.me/

Calm down, Charleton Heston, this stuff is neat. It's all-day nutrition food powder. Not sure if the weight to nutrition value beats current freeze-drying techniques or MRE's...

Also not sure if it's people. The guy in the video says "Our cells are made of x, y, and z, and Soylent is made of that."

Rick M
(rmjapan) - F

Locale: London, UK
Re: Soylent Green is People on 05/15/2014 19:54:42 MDT Print View

What's old is new again. Diet companies have been selling meals in a glass since the 1950's. Personally, I like to chew my food.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Soylent Green is People on 05/15/2014 20:50:00 MDT Print View

"Ever hear of Soylent?"

Yup.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=80926

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/74900/index.html?skip_to_post=639808#639808

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=90801

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Locale: MaxTheCyclist.com
D'oh on 05/15/2014 21:50:45 MDT Print View

:( I wanted to make Charleton Heston jokes...

Edit: You damn, dirty apes!

Edited by mdilthey on 05/15/2014 21:51:23 MDT.

Marko Botsaris
(millonas) - F - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Re: Soylent Green is People on 05/16/2014 09:22:18 MDT Print View

Max, finally! Are you the first person to officially point this connection out? Been seeing discussion of this stuff on different threads here, and all I could think was "Seriously, are they REALLY going with that name? Did they see the movie?" Ironic names might work for shoes or tech gear, but not so much I'm guessing for stuff you are marketing to put into people's bodies. As a kid who grew up with that movie, I would never go anywhere near anything named Soylent, green or otherwise! :-O

Get yer stinkin' hands off me, you damn dirty marketers!

Edited by millonas on 05/16/2014 09:28:18 MDT.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Soylent Green is People on 05/16/2014 09:27:08 MDT Print View

Local restaurant, Laughing Planet, has a product called Soylent Green. I wouldn't consider ordering it : )

Also, I don't like "fake meat". I like meat, and I like legumes/mushrooms/etc. but there's no reason to pretend they're meat. Some days I eat no meat. A lot of times I'll eat meat more as a flavoring than the main course.

J Mag
(GoProGator) - F
Re: Re: Soylent Green is People on 05/16/2014 10:42:03 MDT Print View

I have seen it pointed out in every single thread about it...

From the second post in a thread from March 2013

"It's made of people!!!"

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/74900/index.html?skip_to_post=639808#639808

I also was very surprised they would go with that name but maybe they are targeting people my age most of which would not get the reference. Or they think it's funny.

Andy F
(AndyF) - M

Locale: Midwest/Midatlantic
Re: Re: Re: Soylent Green is People on 05/16/2014 11:51:56 MDT Print View

"I also was very surprised they would go with that name but maybe they are targeting people my age most of which would not get the reference. Or they think it's funny."

Or, when it comes out that it really is made of people, they don't want to get sued? :-O

;)

Justin Whitson
(ArcturusBear1) - F
Re: Re: Re: Re: Soylent Green is People on 05/16/2014 12:09:01 MDT Print View

I'm not impressed by solylent at all. It's not really a whole foods type product. The only whole food ingredient in it that i can tell, is oat flour. Oats are a great food, provided they are well soaked and then well cooked. Why, because they contain such a high level of phytates which are anti nutrients that bind to minerals and proteins making them unusable by the body. It seems that traditional cultures that used oats somehow knew this, because almost all of them would both soak and cook the oats for a long time, the combo of which gets rid of the phytates. (another high phytate food is soybeans, and traditional cultures would often ferment same, which is another way to get rid of these anti-nutrients).

I'm guessing they are just using ground up raw oat flour, which is not going to get cooked. No bueno.

Then, most of the nutrients added, especially the vitamins are the typical, cheap, and less bioavailable and more synthetic types. Some of the minerals might be in a sense "natural", but take the calcium they use--calcium carbonate--it's essentially chalk and not one of the more bioavailable forms of calcium.


While it's a bit expensive, something like Garden of Life Raw Meal will be MUCH better for the body. I think they do add some extra nutrients, but these are food sourced, and the main ingredients themselves are highly nutritious and highly bioavailable.

Paul Hatfield
(clear_blue_skies) - F
- on 05/16/2014 15:51:31 MDT Print View

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Edited by clear_blue_skies on 05/16/2014 15:59:09 MDT.

Marko Botsaris
(millonas) - F - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Resistance is Futile! on 05/16/2014 21:14:54 MDT Print View

The Borg episodes on Star Trek pretty much ruined the the whole liquid diet thing for me. Not to mention bite valves and hydration systems. Basically anything combining tubes and/or liquids and nutrient consumption. The "Soylent" name in this case is just a big fat fly on top of the cow patty.

Edited by millonas on 05/16/2014 21:19:12 MDT.

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Locale: MaxTheCyclist.com
Simple on 05/16/2014 21:23:18 MDT Print View

I feel rather taken with the idea. Maybe I'm young.

"Do I want to cook tonight? I could go out.... Nah, I'm going to chug this paste for 23 seconds and go back to what I was doing."