Just saw this article:
Normal fare in terms of content until the end where they have this:
According to Arthur Whitmore, a press officer with the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Soylent would fall into the category of what the FDA considers food. Unlike a medication, Soylent will not require FDA approval, unless it contains some new type of food additive, which Rhinehart would need to disclose.
It’s important to Rhinehart that Soylent be considered a food, as opposed to a medicine or supplement, so that food-stamp recipients can buy it using EBT cards.
I don’t think we’ve heard anything from the Soylent team about it being purchable through EBT cards, if so it would be a huge win for them. Unfortunately they don’t actually source the comment, so it is either a comment they got directly from Arthur or some unlisted source.