I am in the U.S Airforce, and am of course, a Soylent user. I think Soylent has great potential for military use, possibly even complete adoption of the product into its infrastructure.
Soylent is essentially the perfect MRE, ontop of that, it is far cheaper and far far healthier than an MRE.
At the moment the military spends around 400$ a month per person on food. You could obtain the same amount of food and even better…no optimum nutrition for around 200$ using Soylent. Soylent objectively has a clear advantage over just about anything the military has today in this category.
Another interesting side effect of having the military completely adopt Soylent into its infrastructure. Would be the fact that Soylent as a result would become even cheaper due to the vast amounts of funding it would be getting from the military.
This leads me to another idea, making Soylent apart of the government welfare system. Essentially replacing food stamps with Soylent. As a kid, i have lived on welfare and food stamps, and even with the plenty amount money provided. My parents, and im sure many others seem to still use the money ineffectively. Shown in the obesity of children, vast majority of which are children born in impoverished communities.
Not only would Soylent be a far cheaper and healthier replacement, but the additional funding would again decrease the price of Soylent. Adding additional push towards Rob Rhineharts goal of ending world hunger.