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And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
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And prayer to purify the new year's will."
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YellowtailYellowtail Posts: 756 ✭✭✭✭
Have you heard of Soylent? What do you think about it?
They say, it contains all the nutrition you need, so it can completely replace daily meals. Is that true?


  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,840 mod
    I thought you were referring to the book and movie called Soylent Green. It's a good story about an overpopulated world needing food and what happens when Charlton Heston (in the movie version) stumbles on the truth behind it.



  • YellowtailYellowtail Posts: 756 ✭✭✭✭
    I didn't know that movie. But from a search, I found the name of the product actually comes from that movie. (Unfortunately in the search I came across a spoiler that says "Soylent" in the movie is actually XXX! :fearful: ).
    Anyway, the new Soylent development also started with the same motivation. One day the developper, a young and poor man, found eating food costly and inefficient. So he came up with the way that he can simply take the nutritions to survive as cheap as possible.
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,516 ✭✭✭✭
    They still don't seem to have created enough variations. Think of just eating this same stuff every meal, every day. It's almost like what my father-in-law has been offered at the hospital. He quickly lost interests in eating them.

    He told us that chewing things is actually a big portion of taste. If you can't chew it, everything becomes bland. Eating becomes boring.
  • YellowtailYellowtail Posts: 756 ✭✭✭✭
    I know what you mean. Soylent is almost the same as liquid diet at hospital. It doesn't offer any pleasure of eating food.
    But I think some people have no interest in food in the first place. They want to spend more time and money on other activities, such as work or hobby, instead of eating. Soylent can be a good option for those people.
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