The point wasn’t really about surviving on one thing. The point I was trying to get at was that very few people have a daily snack of 4 oz of sunflower seeds every single day. Even with spinach, very few people will literally eat spinach every day. (To preempt the “it depends on the person” crowd, yeah, it depends on the person.) With Soylent users, many will consume a pouch a day every day.Sorry if I wasn’t clear at first.
Quite a few people consume 4 servings of a Soylent each day. Not a lot of people consume literally eat a cup of spinach every single day, and for those that do, this is probably something they should watch out for. On top of that, you are comparing Soylent to some of the worst offenders in each group, but you aren’t looking at all the groups together. Just because something else is worse doesn’t mean Soylent doesn’t have a concern.
I really hate this kind of rhetoric. It’s been talked about before, okay. That doesn’t mean everybody has seen it or even that there was a consensus.
I’ll just stop right there and say that Soylent is not your typical food. Most people eat a variety of foods as well, and on top of that, the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. I never said that Soylent had in issue in the positive form of the argument, I simply said it was worth watching out for and that there were added concerns.
Well simply saying “negligible concern” is subjective. On top of that, as I mentioned earlier, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. If you want to make the positive claim that this is not an issue, you need proof of that. You can’t say that since there is no evidence to the contrary, there is no problem. It’s better to be on the safe side and be conservative with this kind of stuff rather than write it off as not a concern and later find out there were serious concerns.