A more sterile working environment is necessary


#1

I recently watched this documentary on soylent and I was appalled by the environment soylent is produced in. The warehouse seemed to actually be rat infested and it didn’t look like the sort of environment a product meant for consumption should be produced in.

With all the money Soylent was given, I find it despicable that they are unable to to create a more sterile working area.

Does Soylent have any plans to upgrade their facilities? Because I for one am not confordable eating something produced near rats.


#2

They did so a long time ago.


Is Soylent the most expensive way to get food for the world?
#3

Yeah, I understand the urge to get righteously indignant but please check out the link that @ruipacheco posted, we’ve addressed these concerns extensively.


#4

I moved 7 posts to a new topic: Is Soylent the most expensive way to get food for the world?


Is Soylent the most expensive way to get food for the world?
Is Soylent the most expensive way to get food for the world?
#5

So, back on the original topic, I sort of wonder if there might be value in contacting Vice and requesting an addendum with a link to that blog post…

I mean, they waited sort of a long time to post the article, and without context of that time gap it is a bit, er… implicative of some rather inaccurate standards. Anyone who spends time looking up Soylent is going to figure it out, but a lot of the internet goes by first impressions, and fearmongering is a powerful thing.


#6

The way I saw it was that Vice was intentionally fear mongering and trying to keep people away from Soylent.

I may be biased though, as I’ve been enthusiastically following @rob from the start.


#7

The vice article is sort of weird, because yeah, fully half of the article almost seems written specifically to discourage Soylent… but then in just a few places, he pretty much flat out says “yeah this is a decent idea, and works”.