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What happens when the food we consume cannot sustain us?

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The hypercapitalistic horror film “Soylent Green” introduced us to the idea of an all-encompassing supplement in place of food. The offering was somehow still diversified enough to make people feel like they had choices. This included one made of people’s bodies in the overpopulated future. Taking a cue from the source material for this film, a startup actually produced a somewhat flavorless supplement promising to provide the same complete nutrition.

Just why it seemed like a good idea was beyond many review websites, but what Soylent managed to do is convince an audience of people that they hated spending time…


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