So here is my one concern about Soylent. There is an awful lot we don’t know about nutrition, and no doubt a lot of stuff that we don’t even know we don’t know. So Soylent may accurately and correctly capture everything we do know and believe about nutrition as of 2015. That’s great. My worry is that if there are things we’ve missed, if there are important micro-nutrients or essential combinations of nutrients we’re not even aware of, then there might be real risk associated with taking this particular Soylent formulation and consuming it to the exclusion of everything else. Don’t get me wrong: my concern has little to do with the fact that Soylent is not “real” food. If someone were to develop a “perfect” nutritionally balanced meal out of “real” foods and then said “You can confidently go ahead and eat nothing but this perfect meal 3 meals a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year,” I would have exactly the same concern.
Anybody else share this concern?